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