Unai Emery urged to sign former England national team goalkeeper

David Seaman has tipped Arsenal to land Joe Hart as a challenger for first-choice Bernd Leno. The north London club could be in searching for a new back-up keeper following Petr Cech’s decision to retire after the Baku final defeat.

Joe Hart, meanwhile, has been told that he is free to leave Burnley this transfer window after he was dropped once Tom Heaton had recovered from his long-term injury.

And David Seaman thinks his former side should make a move for the 32-year-old. ‘I think they should be trying to get a more experienced keeper in as [Bernd] Leno’s number two,’ Seaman stated.

‘I know they’ve got some talented young keepers in Emi Martinez, Deyan Iliev, Matt Macey and Arthur Okonkwo, but I just think they could do with an older number two. Those lads are real talents but they’ve not got an awful lot of experience at the top, top level.

‘It would be a big step for them to come in and be Leno’s number two in the Premier League after being on loan or playing for the U23s.’

Meanwhile, Arsenal were reported to be in talks with Lyon over the signing of midfield maestro Nabil Fekir, but the director of football Juninho has interrupted the negotiations as the former Brazil international wants to prevent the World Cup winner’s departure from the Ligue 1 giants.

Jean Michael-Aulas, the president of the French side, was reported to be open to selling the attacking midfielder for only £30 million, which is strange from him as the Frenchman loves to fork out a hefty fee for the prized first-team assets.