Arsenal have signed a transfer and player agreement with New England Revolution and Matt Turner ahead of his summer move.

AUSTIN, TEXAS: Matt Turner #1 of the United States reacts after stopping a shot on goal against Jamaica in the first half of a 2022 World Cup Qualifying match at Q2 Stadium on October 07, 2021. (Photo by Tom Pennington / Getty Images)
AUSTIN, TEXAS: Matt Turner #1 of the United States reacts after stopping a shot on goal against Jamaica in the first half of a 2022 World Cup Qualifying match at Q2 Stadium on October 07, 2021. (Photo by Tom Pennington / Getty Images)

Taylor Twellman of ESPN reports that Matt Turner’s transfer agreement and player agreement have already both been signed.

Effectively, the deal is all officially done, but that’s pending a work permit and a medical in the summer. The transfer won’t go through until then, and Turner will remain with New England Revolution for the time being.

USMNT head coach Gregg Berhalter previously appeared to give 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.”

Fabrizio Romano claims the transfer fee is €7m (£5.8m) plus €3m (£2.5m) in bonuses. The Daily Mail report that 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.

COLUMBUS, OHIO - JULY 03: Matt Turner #30 of New England Revolution in goal during their game against the Columbus Crew at Lower.com Field on July 03, 2021 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)
COLUMBUS, OHIO: Matt Turner #30 of New England Revolution in goal during their game against the Columbus Crew at Lower.com Field on July 03, 2021. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)

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.

Turner currently appears to be the US Men’s National Team first-choice goalkeeper, keeping 11 clean sheets in 16 games since his debut last February.

The goalkeeper also won the Concacaf Gold Cup Golden Glove Award last summer, as the USA won the competition with five clean sheets in six games.

On top of that, Turner was named the MLS Goalkeeper of the Year in 2021 for his club exploits.

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