The club has today confirmed the signing of United States goalkeeper from New England Revolution in a deal that could be worth up to £7.5m according to the Evening Standard. This deal was agreed in February, but the player stayed in the US until the start of the summer transfer window.
Turner is a full US international and was part of the team that won the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup. He expected to provide competition for Aaron Ramsdale. The player himself has said, in an interview with Sky Sports that he is not coming to Arsenal to be backup but to push Ramsdale for the starting position
Mikel Arteta said: “Matt is an experienced goalkeeper who will bring high quality to our squad. He has shown with his performances in recent years in both the MLS and at international level with the United States that he is a goalkeeper who will give us added strength going into next season. We welcome Matt and his family to the club and we look forward to working together in the years to come.”
Technical director Edu added: “We are delighted that Matt is joining us. Matt is a goalkeeper with established qualities and experience, who will be a great addition to our squad. We identified Matt some time ago and worked hard to ensure that his transfer was complete so he could join us in time for our pre-season in July. We now look forward to Matt joining us, settling into his new home and working ahead of next season.”
The signing of Matt Turner means it is likely Bernd Leno will leave the club before the end of this transfer window.
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