Arsenal is associating with Major League Soccer side New England Revolution in signing Matt Turner, a USA goalkeeper.
According to sources, Arsenal has already offered a bid worth about £5 million for the American soccer player.
The 27-year-old was nominated the season’s MLS goalkeeper for 2021 and has been contending with Zack Steffen, Manchester City stopper, to be No. 1 in the USA.
It would probably put an end to Bernd Leno’s moments at the Emirates, assuming that Arsenal could seal engagement for the USA goalkeeper, seeing that Leno was moved down to only a supporting role after the emergence of Aaron Ramsdale last summer.
Turner’s international launch happened in July of 2021. However, with six clean sheets in his first seven appearances, he swiftly blasted himself as a worthy challenger for the beginning role.
Last season, in the MLS Eastern Conference, New England Revolution concluded on top. But they were overthrown in the playoff semi-finals by New York City.
Born on June 24th of 1994 in New Jersey, USA, Turner started his career in college. At Fairfield University, he made 39 appearances with 21 clean sheets for the Stags.
Turner was even named to the All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference second team during his senior season.
One of the most noteworthy games in Turner’s college career was when he made an error that turned into an own goal in a 2 – 1 loss against Iona in 2013.
Later in his career, Turner signed a professional contract with Major League Soccer club New England Revolution in 2016, then made his debut in 2018.
Fans voted him in 2020 for Revolution team MVP, by his teammates for Revolution Player of the Year, and by the Midnight Riders for Midnight Riders Man of the Year.
And in 2021, he made two penalty saves in the MLS All-Star Game.