Several reports claim we have agreed the terms of the deal which will see American keeper Matt Turner join the club in the summer from MLS side New England Revolution.
Apparently, we’re paying around £5m for the 27-year-old shot-stopper, with some add-ons and a 10% sell-on fee. The deal probably spells the end of Bernd Leno’s Arsenal career, the German tipped to join Newcastle, perhaps even in this window, if not then definitely in the summer window.
Deal confirmed this morning:
Matt Turner to Arsenal from New England Revolution, done deal confirmed. Full agreement for €7m plus €3m bonuses, now time for paperworks. Turner will join Arsenal in summer and not in January – ready for next season ⚪️🔴 #AFC
USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter confirms the deal. pic.twitter.com/UC16YMZfWK
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 28, 2022
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Turner has played 13 times for his country, leading his country to a memorable Concacaf Gold Cup title (apparently) and was the 2021 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year – that’s quite a boast.
You may also remember that Karl Hein joined Championship strugglers Reading last week, in a deal which could have set up a friendly next week as we enjoy a mid-season break.
Turner will serve as Aaron Ramsdale’s number one number two next season as look to defend our mid-table mediocre league finish with hardly any players… unless…
What do we think people? Surely the end of Leno?!