Arsenal eyeing up move for German goalkeeper Markus Schubert to replace the retiring Petr Cech

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Markus Schubert
Markus Schubert has been linked with a change to Arsenal (Image: Getty Pictures)

Arsenal are in the hunt for a brand new back-up goalkeeper and have recognized German stopper Markus Schubert as a presumably alternative for the retiring Petr Cech.

37-year-old Cech is looking time on his profession after the Europa League last in opposition to Chelsea subsequent week, leaving Gunners boss Unai Emery needing a brand new various to Bernd Leno in aim.

In accordance to Bild, Schubert could possibly be that man, with the 20-year-old accessible on a free switch as his contract at Dynamo Dresden comes to an finish this summer time.

The Germany under-21 worldwide made 31 appearances for Dresden in the 2. Bundesliga this season, however knowledgeable the membership in April that he intends to depart when his contract expires in June.

Having turn out to be the youngest goalkeeper in the membership’s historical past when he made his debut as a 17-year-old in 2015, Dynamo Dresden sporting director Ralf Minge is dissatisfied to see the keeper depart.

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‘Unfortunately, we have not been able to persuade this talented goalkeeper and his advisers over the past 12 months with our arguments to extend the expiring contract,’ mentioned Minge.

‘It feels like a defeat when you train as a club player for almost ten years and then lose him at the very beginning of his professional career.’

Schubert, who’s reported at standing 6ft 1in, has appeared for Germany in any respect youth ranges from under-17 upwards, however has not gained a full worldwide cap but.

Bild additionally report that one other Arsenal keeper, Dejan Iliev, is about to depart as nicely, so Schubert could possibly be focused together with one other stopper to fill each voids at the Emirates.

The keeper has remained coy on his future, merely replying with ‘no comment’ when requested about his subsequent move.

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