Goalkeeper Matt Turner Joins Nottingham Forest from Arsenal

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Nottingham Forest has completed the signing of USA international goalkeeper Matt Turner from Arsenal, marking a significant addition to their squad ahead of the upcoming Premier League season.

Turner, a 29-year-old goalkeeper with 32 international caps, has inked a four-year contract with Forest, demonstrating the club’s commitment to strengthening their goalkeeping options.

Matt Turner had joined Arsenal from New England Revolution in the summer of 2022, but his playing time with the Gunners was primarily as a backup to first-choice goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale. Despite making seven appearances for Arsenal in the previous season, Turner recognized the need for regular playing time to continue his career progression.

Speaking about his move to Nottingham Forest, Turner expressed his excitement, stating, “It feels great to be here. It’s a great challenge and a great step in my career. The manager and the backroom staff, everything about the club has a little sparkle to it. It’s felt right from the start, and I’m happy it’s got done.”

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The acquisition of Matt Turner comes as a strategic move by Nottingham Forest to bolster their goalkeeping department after the departures of Dean Henderson and Keylor Navas, who were on loan at the club last season. While Turner’s experience and international status are expected to provide stability to Forest’s defensive line, the club is also in talks with Manchester United over the return of Dean Henderson to the City Ground.

Notably, Nottingham Forest is keen on securing two quality options between the posts to ensure stability and depth in their squad. Turner’s signing adds international experience to their goalkeeping roster, with Wayne Hennessey and Ethan Horvath also part of their lineup.

As Forest gears up for the 2023-24 Premier League campaign, the acquisition of Matt Turner has generated a sense of anticipation among fans. With their season opener against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium just around the corner, the club is poised to enter the new season with a renewed sense of confidence in their goalkeeping department.

While Turner’s journey from Arsenal to Nottingham Forest underscores his desire for regular playing time, it also reflects Forest’s commitment to building a competitive squad capable of making its mark in the Premier League.

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