Arsenal are working on a deal to sign goalkeeper Matt Turner from New England Revolution, Athleticism understand.
Indications are that no formal offers have yet been made, but Arsenal are interested in signing the goalkeeper before this month’s transfer deadline.
Turner, 27, has played for the New England Revolution in Major League Soccer since 2016. He has also made 13 appearances for the United States national team, starting in all six games the country played in the 2021 Gold Cup of CONCACAF.
Turner’s potential arrival could further restrict first-team opportunities for former number one goalkeeper Bernd Leno, who is keen to leave Arsenal to play more regularly.
Leno, 29, was Arsenal’s first-choice goalkeeper for three seasons following his £22.5million arrival from German side Bayer Leverkusen.
But Leno has been forced to sit on the bench since the arrival of England international Aaron Ramsdale, who was signed from Sheffield United.
Ramsdale have made a superb start to the 2021-22 campaign and have been Mikel Arteta’s number one ever since.
It was previously believed that Arsenal would retain Leno until the end of the season but the German could now be granted a departure if Turner can be signed to provide cover for Ramsdale.
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