Campbell: Leno wants to quit Arsenal and 'world-class' replacement should be signed
Kevin Campbell has called for Arsenal to sign a “world-class” goalkeeper this summer amid uncertainty over the future of current number one Bernd Leno.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Gunners and Everton striker said “rumour has it” that Leno, 29, “wants out” of the Emirates.
The Guardian reported on 11 May that the Germany international could depart this summer.
Leno is said to have given the club no indication that he will extend his current contract beyond it’s current expiration in 2023.
According to The Athletic (28th June), the Gunners are in talks with the Sheffield United over a potential deal for Aaron Ramsdale.
When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs if Ramsdale would be a capable replacement for Leno, Campbell said:
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“Would he be a number one? A number two? I’m not sure.
“I don’t know what is happening with Leno at the moment. He could go. Rumour has it that he wants out.
“Ramsdale played well last season considering Sheffield United were awful. They were awful. He kept them in a lot of games so he is clearly a capable Premier League goalkeeper.
“My question would be, is he the top-class goalkeeper that Arsenal so badly need? I’ll be honest, I don’t see it myself. Arsenal need a world-class goalkeeper.”
Ramsdale, 23, moved to Sheffield United from Bournemouth 12 months ago for a fee of £18.5million.
He has three years remaining on his contract at Bramall Lane.