Arsenal eyes Valencia goalkeeper Neto for Cech’s replacement

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Arsenal have identified Valencia goalkeeper Neto as a potential replacement for Petr Cech who will be retiring after his last game with the club,the Europa League final against Chelsea.

Despite having David Ospina scheduled to return from a loan with Napoli at the end of the season,according to reports by Marca he is Mery’s choice.

Plaza Deportiva also reported that Arsenal had even made contact with Neto’s representatives to see if he would think about a move to London.

The Spanish reveals the shot-stopper has a release clause of  80m (£70m) and could be the only stumbling block to the Gunners if they fail in their last chance to qualify for next season’s Champions League by winning the Europa League.

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As Sportsmail reported in February, failure to return to European football’s most prestigious club competition will likely leave Emery with a budget of around £45m to work with in the summer.

Neto ,29 featured 47 times for Valencia in their 2018-19 campaign including  Europa League semi-final, where they lost 7-3 in aggregate to Arsenal and may likely seek first team over Emery’s first choice Bernd Leno should he join.

 

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