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Matt Turner Joins Nottingham Forest from Arsenal

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Matt Turner will be playing his soccer for another English Premier League team as it was announced on Wednesday that he has moved to Nottingham Forest from Arsenal.

The goalkeeper has signed a four-year deal with Forest until 2027.

“On behalf of everyone at the club, we would like to thank Matt for his contribution to Arsenal and wish him and his family all the best in their new chapter, said the Gunners’ sporting director Edu in a statement. “Matt is an international goalkeeper with the United States and is at a stage of his career when he needs to be playing regularly. He is leaving with our best wishes to join Nottingham Forest.”

Arsenal signed Turner back in February 2022, with him making the move to London in the summer from the New England Revolution. As Aaron Ramsdale was the No. 1 between the sticks for the team, the 6-3 netminder would only see playing time in the cup competitions. In all, he played a total of seven games in his first season.

Now, with the 2024 Copa America and 2026 FIFA World Cup on the radar, the New Jersey native needed to find a place where he could play regularly. In came Forest which needed a keeper after their loan deal for Manchester United’s Dean Henderson expired in the summer.

“It feels great to be here. It’s something I’m really looking forward to, it’s a great challenge and a great step in my career,” Turner said after signing his contract. “When I heard that there was interest to bring me here, it just felt right for my family, it felt right when my agent spoke to me about it and it feels like the right move for me right now.”

“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.” “I’m looking forward to making a connection with my teammates, the fans and the city. I’m grateful to be here and can’t wait to get things started.”

Turner will be competing with fellow U.S. international Ethan Horvath for playing time as he has returned to Forest following a successful loan stint at Luton Town last season.

With the Premier League starting this weekend, Turner could be called into action immediately for his new team as they head to the Emirates Stadium on August 12 to face Arsenal.

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