Report: Arsenal finalise last details to complete signing of 27-year-old
Arsenal have reportedly finalised the last pieces of paperwork to sign New England Revolution goalkeeper Matt Turner, who will join in the summer.
According to the Daily Mail, the Gunners are all set to sign the USA international for a reported fee of £7.5m, with the 27-year-old shot-stopper staying in Boston until the summer with the 2022 MLS season kicking off later this month.
With Turner having 13-caps for the USMNT, a work permit will be easy to obtain for the goalkeeper with a medical the last step before Arsenal can announce the summer, which will likely occur in the off-season.
The American is expected to act as a number two for the north London side with Aaron Ramsdale flourishing as Arsenal’s main man between the sticks this season. As a result, Bernd Leno is expected to leave north London in the summer.
A pure shot-stopper who has enjoyed a meteoric rise with both club and country, Turner is a keeper who could be perfect for cup competitions for Arsenal as well as in Europe, with the Revolution star winning MLS Goalkeeper of the Year last season.
With the last details agreed, Arsenal have filled in a crucial spot in their team ahead of the 2022/23 season, with Turner likely to play quite a bit of football should the Gunners secure European qualification.
Turner signing indicates Arsenal are confident in making Europe
There’s no denying that Ramsdale will remain Arsenal’s number one even with the signing of Turner and his accolades after the past 12 months. Yet the arrival of the American could be a strong indication of where the north London side see themselves next season.
Indeed, Arsenal have a good chance of qualifying for Europe if they are to repeat their results from the first half of the season and the squad remains healthy, and for Turner, the 27-year-old could be perfect as a cup competition shot-stopper for the Gunners should the north Londoners reach the promised land of Europe.
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