Arsenal Associates To Sign Matt Turner From New England Revolution

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Arsenal is in talks with Major League Soccer side New England Revolution in regards to signing USA goalkeeper Matt Turner. 

It is reported that the English club Arsenal has offered a bid worth about £5 million for the American soccer player. 

The 27-year-old goalkeeper has been voted for 2021’s MLS goalkeeper for the season and is in contention with one other competitor – Manchester City stopper Zack Steffen – to land himself an accolade – America’s No. 1. 

It would be the end of Bernd Leno’s time at Emirates if Arsenal sealed a deal for Turner. The German has been moved down to only a backup role after Aaron Ramsdale showed up last summer. 

Turner’s international launch took place in July of 2021, but with six clean sheets from his first seven appearances, he quickly became one worthy challenger for the beginning position.

In the MLS Eastern Conference last season, New England Revolution finished on top. But they were overthrown in the playoff semi-finals by New York City. 

Turner’s career started in college when he was a student at Fairfield University. He made 39 appearances for the Stags and had 21 clean sheets overall during his time there. 

Turner was even named to the All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference second team in his senior season. 

When Turner made an error that turned into his own goal in a 2 – 1 loss against Iona, it was one of the most noteworthy games during his college career.

Turner’s professional career started with the New England Revolution of Major League Soccer, where he signed a contract in 2016. He made his debut for them in 2018. 

He was voted by fans 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 at the MLS All-Star Game.


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