Having considered the likes of Stoke City’s Asmir Begovic and Simon Mignolet of Sunderland, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has now turned his attention to Hamburg custodian Rene Adler in his search for a new goalkeeper, the
The asking price for both Begovic and Mignolet is understood to have proved too steep for the Gunners, but Adler, who has been watched by Arsenal’s scouts on a number of occasions, is thought to be available for a more acceptable £5m – substantially less than the £15m Arsenal were quoted for both Begovic and Mignolet.
Adler, 28, has been compared to his compatriot Jens Lehmann, the former Arsenal No.1, and joined Hamburg last summer after spending a decade at Bayer Leverkusen. A Germany international with 11 caps, Adler was recalled to the national team by Joachim Low in November 2012 as part of the squad to play the Netherlands.
He was also part of the Germany squad that reached the final of Euro 2008, and the same year was named the best goalkeeper in the Bundesliga.
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