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Fulham have tonight confirmed the signing of Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno for a fee that could rise to £8m.

The 30 year-old German international has signed a three year contract at Craven Cottage, with Fulham holding a year’s extension option. Leno made 125 appearances in four years with the Gunners but had dropped to third choice under Mikel Arteta and was desperate to secure regular first-team football ahead of the World Cup.

The former Stuttgart and Bayer Leverkusen custodian told FFCTV:

“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.”