Matt Turner kept yet another clean sheet for the United States on Wednesday, his second of the break and 11th in total.
Matt Turner made his third start of the international break on Wednesday, facing Honduras in a World Cup qualifier.
Recent reports confirmed Arsenal have a deal to sign Turner in the summer, so fans are keeping a keen eye on the goalkeeper’s progress. They’ll have been pleased to see the 27-year-old record another clean sheet against Honduras.
Turner didn’t have a huge amount to do in the match, but he did complete 88% of his passes and four of five long balls.
Mostly, the New England Revolution keeper will just be happy to have improved his clean sheet record.
Though he did concede to Canada over the current break, his two clean sheets in the other two games have taken him to 11 in total for his country.
Given Turner only made his debut last February, and he’s only made 16 international appearances in total, 11 clean sheets and one trophy (the Gold Cup) is certainly not a bad record.
Speaking about the impending move to Arsenal, USMNT head coach Gregg Berhalter recently said: “It’s an amazing story. Undrafted, then USMNT starter… and now Turner’s set to join Arsenal. It’s incredible.”
There’s some debate around the price of the deal. Fabrizio Romano reports that it’s €7m (£5.8m) plus €3m (£2.5m) in bonuses.
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.