Barcelona goalkeeper Neto has asked to leave the Catalan club during the January transfer window, according to Sport. The newspaper reports that the Brazilian is unhappy being Marc-Andre ten Stegen’s understudy.
Arsenal have been linked with the Brazilian international in recent days, with manager Mikel Arteta confirming that the club have been actively looking for a new number two to provide competition for Bernd Leno.
However, Neto’s desire for first-team football means he many not find a switch to the Emirates an attractive option, unless he is given assurances about his playing time.
Barcelona are thought to be considering Neto’s request. They were intending to loan out third-choice Inaki Pena but that has now been put on hold, suggesting they may consider offers for the Gunners target.
Following Runar Runnarsson’s woeful display against Manchester City in the Carabao Cup, a new keeper has moved up the list of priorities, as any injury to Leno could prove very costly.