Arsenal eyeing move for 27-year-old MLS stopper

By | January 25, 2022

Arsenal have tabled an offer for the New England Revolution and United States goalkeeper Matt Turner, according to the latest reports in America, which suggests shot-stopper Bernd Leno could be on his way out of the Emirates this month.

ESPN state that the north Londoners have put in a ‘strong bid’ for him, said to be around £5.5 million.

The 27-year-old star has been a regular for his side since 2018, winning MLS Goalkeeper of the Year last year, a year in which Turner also earned all 13 of his international caps for his country.

The towering player collected five clean sheets in the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Gup for the USA, winning Best Goalkeeper of the competition as his nation won the tournament.

Brend was expected to depart Arsenal in the summer after falling behind the Englishman Aaron Ramsdale in the senior team pecking order, but if Matt arrives then his departure could be brought forward.

Leno hasn’t only been left out of the Gunners side in the Premier League but also hasn’t featured in the second leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final versus Liverpool on Thursday night, while Mikel Arteta’s side are not in European competition and were also ousted from the FA Cup in the third round, so the player’s chances are basically nil.