New England Revolution

Arsenal reportedly make ‘strong bid’ for Revolution goalkeeper Matt Turner

Turner is currently training with the U.S. national team.

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Matt Turner during the 1-1 draw between the US and Canada on Sept. 5 in a World Cup qualifying match. Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images

After posting a breakout season in 2021 both at the club and international level, Revolution goalkeeper Matt Turner is reportedly drawing interest from an English Premier League team.

According to a report from ESPN soccer analyst (and former Revolution forward) Taylor Twellman, Arsenal have “put in a strong bid” for the New England goalkeeper.

Turner, 27, is currently training with the U.S. national team in Arizona as part of its January camp ahead of a trio of World Cup qualifiers. The Revolution are in preseason ahead of the team’s first competitive game of 2022: A Round of 16 CONCACAF Champions League matchup with AS Cavaly on Feb. 15.

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Having once gone un-drafted in MLS, Turner rose to become the 2021 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year. He made his international debut in January a year ago, but quickly became a fixture in net. He started each game of the team’s victorious run through the Gold Cup during the summer—winning the tournament award for top goalkeeper—and concluded the year by playing in multiple World Cup qualifiers.

On the club level, Turner helped the Revolution set an MLS record for most points in a regular season and win the Supporters’ Shield.

Arsenal currently have goalkeepers Aaron Ramsdale and Bernd Leno. Ramsdale has become the regular starter this season, with Leno featuring in a more limited role.

With the January transfer window open for English clubs, a potential deal could mean that Turner leaves before New England’s season begins.

The Revolution have Turner as the team’s current first choice, with Brad Knighton and Earl Edwards Jr. behind him on the depth chart. New England also recently selected goalkeeper Jacob Jackson 24th overall in 2022 MLS SuperDraft earlier in January.

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