Fulham have signed German stopper Bernd Leno from Premier League giants, Arsenal on a three-year deal, for £8m transfer fee.

The 30-year-old stopper lost his place to England stopper Aaron Ramsdale last season, playing only nine games.

In all, he kept 37 clean sheets in 125 games in all competitions for the North London giants after arriving from Bayer Leverkusen for £20m back in 2018.

Leno becomes Fulham’s fifth summer addition since the team earned promotion back to the English top-tier.

Joao Palhinha, Andreas Pereira, Kevin Mbabu and Manor Solomon have all joined the Cottagers.

Leno said: “It feels amazing to finally be here. I can’t wait to join the team, to train and play with the team.


“I’m relieved that everything is done. I’m just happy to be here. It took a little bit of time but in the end we made it, and that’s the most important thing.”

Fulham are reportedly paying £3m up front, with the further £5m in potential add-ons.

Meanwhile, Crawley Town have finalised signing of Arsenal Under-23 star Mazeed Ogungbo on a season-long loan deal.

The 19-year-old joins back up with ex-Gunners youth coach Kevin Betsy at Crawley, having played 23 times for Arsenal’s Premier League 2 side.

The Republic of Ireland youngster, who is also eligible for Nigeria, signed his first professional contract with the Premier League outfits last summer.

Ogungbo is yet to make a first-team games for the North London giants.

“We have managed to secure a really talented young player in Mazeed, an amazing character,” Betsy told the Crawley website.

“He’s a very good defender who is quick and has the ability to play in three positions. He is a great addition to the squad and will add competition for places in the back line.”