10 Feb 2022 | 12:29 | Football
Ramsdale’s first moments at Arsenal
According to sources from the Daily Mail, Arsenal have completed the paperwork to sign goalkeeper Matt Turner . The deal will be closed this summer after the US national team player obtains a work permit and passes a medical test.
The transfer fee of the 27-year-old goalkeeper is about £ 7.5 million. Turner joined the New England Revolution Club of the American Professionals in 2017 from Jersey Express. Turner has 13 caps for the US national team, and also started all 6 matches at the CONCACAF Gold Cup 2021.
Turner’s arrival will create a healthy competition in the Arsenal wood frame with teammates Aaron Ramsdale and Bernd Leno. Currently, Ramsdale is the number 1 goalkeeper of the London Gunners.
The presence of an invisible Turner puts Leno’s future in a difficult position. According to the Daily Mail, Newcastle United are ready to recruit Leno in the context of goalkeeper Martin Dubravka’s likely departure.
Going back in time, the 2019/2020 season, Leno shines under the reign of coach Unai Emery. The German goalkeeper was voted Arsenal’s 2nd player of the season that season. Unfortunately, his form has declined over time.
The situation is increasingly difficult for Leno when Turner arrives at the Emirates Stadium this summer. Finding a new destination will be a reasonable solution if Leno wants to save his top career.