Date: 20th January 2022 at 7:34pm
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Arsenal are pursuing a deal for New England Revolution goalkeeper Matt Turner, according to reports.

The 27-year-old starred for his current club in the 2021 season as he was named MLS Goalkeeper of the Year and played in the MLS All-Star game.

Turner has spent all of his career to date in the United States but, according to The Mail, the Gunners are looking to change that.

It’s claimed that the North London side have opened talks with New England Revolution as they aim to quickly secure a deal in the region of £5m, plus a further £2m in add-ons.

If Arsenal secure the signature of the 6ft 3in stopper, he will create further competition with Aaron Ramsdale and Bernd Leno, who has lost his place to the summer signing, for a place between the sticks.

Ramsdale has impressed since a summer move from Sheffield United.

Turner’s performance in MLS have recently seen him become United States’ first-choice goalkeeper.

He has made 13 senior appearances since making his debut against Trinidad and Tobago 12 months ago, and kept five clean sheets as Gregg Berhalter’s side won the CONCACAF Gold Cup in August.

Although the New Jersey born star has proved himself to be more than capable at club and international level, a move to the Premier League and Arsenal will show whether he’s able to take his game to the next level.

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