During the last summer market, the Arsenal He made an effort to find a new goalkeeper who could cover the loss of Emiliano Martínez and who, incidentally, would stimulate the competitiveness of his current starting goal, the German Bernd Leno. Finally, and after testing several candidates, the gunners they opted for the Icelandic Alex Rúnnarson.
Since the Nordic has not finished becoming a real threat to the German, the directive has decided to resume the search for a new goalkeeper. And like last summer, Londoners have once again explored the path that leads to the Brazilian grandchild (31 years). The problem is that, as in that period, the appraisal of the target of the FC Barcelona it is still unaffordable.
“They are looking at various goalkeepers in and around Europe to see if they can bring someone in, including what Neto from FC Barcelona was told today. Barcelona valued Neto at £ 18m in the summer when interest was reported at Arsenal. And it doesn’t seem that Barcelona wants to sell at this point. But Arsenal is very attentive if they can bring someone to challenge Bernd Leno, more than they think Alex Rúnarsson does at the moment “, has assured in these last hours the journalist of Sky Sports, Dharmesh Seth.
In this season, Neto continues to live under the long shadow of Marc-André ter Stegen. Although he managed to play nine official matches at the start, due to an injury to the German, the truth is that, to this day, his chances of reaching the title are almost nil. His contract with the Catalans runs until 2023, but it would not be strange if in summer he looked for a way out.