Arsenal are in talks to sign United States National Team goalkeeper Matt Turner, GOAL can verify.
The Gunners are trying to push by way of a deal for the 27-year-old, with Bernd Leno’s future with the membership trying more and more in doubt.
Turner presently performs his soccer in MLS for the New England Revolution and discussions over a switch are ongoing.
What’s the most recent?
Reports in the U.S. declare Arsenal have submitted a bid of round £5 million ($7m) for Turner, though sources in each the U.S. and England counsel discussions may not but be fairly that superior.
Thus far, the Revs haven’t but acquired an official bid to sign Turner, however the Gunners are engaged on a deal and are hopeful it may be finished earlier than the switch window closes on the finish of the month.
Should Turner arrive, it will almost definitely lead to the departure of Leno, who has had to play second fiddle to Aaron Ramsdale at Arsenal this season.
The Germany worldwide needs common first-team soccer with the World Cup approaching and has been linked with a transfer to Newcastle.
Who is Turner?
Turner has seen his inventory soar in current years as he finds himself competing with Zack Steffen to be the USMNT’s No. 1 on the street to Qatar.
He was the 2021 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year after main the Revs to the Supporters’ Shield final season and is broadly seen as the very best shot-stopping goalkeeper in American soccer.
Turner has made 13 worldwide appearances since incomes his first USMNT cap in January 2021, along with his true breakout coming ultimately summer time’s Gold Cup.
Steffen nonetheless has the sting for now, although, with the Manchester City star having began forward of Turner in the workforce’s most up-to-date World Cup qualifiers.