Arsenal have agreed a deal to sign New England Revolution goalkeeper Matt Turner in the summer, according to reports.

COLUMBUS, OHIO: Matt Turner #1 of the United States warms up before a 2022 World Cup Qualifying match against Costa Rica at Lower.com Field on October 13, 2021. (Photo by Emilee Chinn / Getty Images)
COLUMBUS, OHIO: Matt Turner #1 of the United States warms up before a 2022 World Cup Qualifying match against Costa Rica at Lower.com Field on October 13, 2021. (Photo by Emilee Chinn / Getty Images)

The Athletic report that Arsenal now have a deal with MLS side New England Revolution to sign goalkeeper Matt Turner, though he’s not set to join his new teammates until the summer window.

USMNT head coach Gregg Berhalter has seemingly given his confirmation for the transfer, saying: “It’s an amazing story. Undrafted, then USMNT starter… and now Turner’s set to join Arsenal. It’s incredible.”

The Daily Mail and Fabrizio Romano also confirm the deal, with Romano adding there’s just the final paperwork remaining, though there’s some debate around the price.

Romano claims it’s €7m (£5.8m) plus €3m (£2.5m) in bonuses. The Mail claim it’s £5.8m with £2m in bonuses, and The Athletic write that it’s actually slightly under $7m (£5.2m) with undisclosed add-ons.

We can surmise that the actual price is somewhere between £5-6m with £2-2.5m in add-ons.

The suggestion from all sources is that New England will have a sell-on clause in Turner’s deal, and that his arrival will facilitate Bernd Leno’s departure.

But given Turner’s only arriving in the summer, it looks like Arsenal are set to hold onto Leno until then.

USA's goalkeeper Matt Turner applauds after USA's victory at the Concacaf Gold Cup football match final between Mexico and USA at the Allegiant stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada on August 1, 2021. (Photo by PATRICK T. FALLON / AFP via Getty Images)
USA’s goalkeeper Matt Turner applauds after USA’s victory at the Concacaf Gold Cup football match final between Mexico and USA at the Allegiant stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada on August 1, 2021. (Photo by PATRICK T. FALLON / AFP via Getty Images)

As things stand, Turner is away on international duty, and he played for the USMNT against El Salvador on Thursday, keeping a clean sheet.

It was his 10th clean sheet in 14 games for his country, since his debut last February.

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