Arsenal started negotiations with 32-year-old Brazilian shot-stopper

Neto is almost certain to leave Barcelona to embark on a new adventure in the summer transfer window. And the next destination for the out-of-favour shot-stopper appears to be Arsenal.

Brazil international has joined the Blaugrana from Valencia in summer 2019, with then-Barcelona shot-stopper Jasper Cillessen replacing him at the Mestalla. But Neto has ended up committing one of the poorer decisions of his career, as the goalkeeper has played second fiddle to Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

The 32-year-old goalkeeper has had to suffice with cup games and rare matches in La Liga and Champions League, with his situation leaving him frustrated. The Brazilian goalkeeper has turned out only 21 times for the Catalan giants, keeping seven clean sheets.

And the South American shot-stopper is keen on leaving Camp Nou this summer to seek regular playing time, with the Gunners among his prospective suitors. The Gunners will likely delve into the market for a shot-stopper in the summer transfer window, with Bernd Leno destined to depart from Arsenal.

The German shot-stopper has fallen down the pecking order since Ramsdale’s arrival from Sheffield United last year, going from the undisputed first-choice shot-stopper to the backup in a matter of weeks.

The Blaugrana will unlikely stand in Neto’s way either, with recent reports claiming they are set to accept any offer to get him off their books. Such a situation gives the Gunners the impetus to launch the offensive for the experienced South American goalkeeper.