Nottingham Forest ‘eyeing a swoop for USA goalkeeper Matt Turner’ as he falls down pecking order at Arsenal
- Matt Turner is No. 1 keeper for the USA but has struggled for games at Arsenal
- Nottingham Forest are in discussions with Arsenal over Turner this summer
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Nottingham Forest are eyeing a shock move for Arsenal and United States No. 1 goalkeeper Matt Turner this summer, according to reports.
Turner has established himself at the USMNT’s top keeper in recent years, but his club career at Arsenal has been more difficult, with the 29-year-old playing just seven games last season – none of which in the Premier League.
Amid reports Arsenal are exploring a deal for Brentford’s David Raya, David Ornstein of The Athletic claims Nottingham Forest are eyeing Turner to bolster their ranks.
If Raya were to sign for Arsenal, Turner would likely be relegated to third-choice behind Aaron Ramsdale and the new man, leading to speculation that he he would be looking for a move away.
As it stands, it is understood there is ‘distance’ between what Arsenal value Turner at, and and what Forest would be willing to pay for a new goalkeeper this summer.
Matt Turner, pictured during Arsenal’s preseason friendly with Brentford on Thursday
Turner is the USA’s No 1 goalkeeper but has struggled for game-time with Arsenal
Nottingham Forest are eyeing a new goalkeeper after Dean Henderson headed back to United
Arsenal are said to be aware of their Premier League rival’s interest in the player, though, and dialogue between the two teams is ongoing.
Turner is a New Jersey native who began his career with Jersey Express, before sealing a move to New England Revolution in 2016.
He played in MLS until Arsenal came calling in 2022, a year after he made his USMNT debut.
He has since pulled on the international jersey 32 times, and was recently a penalty shootout hero at the CONCACAF Gold Cup, saving two kicks against Canada.
Forest’s goalkeeper situation is currently unclear, with both Dean Henderson and Keylor Navas returning to their parent clubs – Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain – following loan spells during the 2022-23 season.
Wayne Hennessey, and Turner’s fellow USMNT goalkeeper Ethan Horvath, remain on the squad list, but the team are looking at upgrades as they head into their second Premier League season.