Arsenal to move for Barcelona goalkeeper Neto
Arsenal are readying a move for Barcelona goalkeeper Neto, according to a report from Spain. The Gunners have already signed Matt Turner, and are looking to sell Bernd Leno this summer, but it appears manager Mikel Arteta wants to bring in another shot stopper as further backup for the new season.
Neto, who hails from Brazil, arrived at Barca in 2019 from Valencia and has played 12 times for the Nou Camp side. The 32-year-old emerged through Cruzeiro and Athletico Paranense's youth sides, before making a move to Italy with Fiorentina. Juventus picked up the keeper, using the keeper as a backup for two years. Finally, Valencia made Neto the 6 foot 3 shot stopper their first-team goalie before a dream move to Barca.
Barcelona manager Xavi has opted to let the keeper leave and will not stand in Neto's way should Arsenal officially table a bid.
According to reports from Spain, Arteta's club are ready to make a 4 million euro transfer bid for the keeper, who will likely become the Gunners' third choice keeper.