ATLANTA, GEORGIA—English Premier League team Arsenal is reportedly interested in signing United States Men’s National soccer team roster (USMNT) and New England Revolution keeper Matt Turner.
Sources said the proposed transfer fee is comparable to the £5.5 million ($7.5 million) Manchester City paid for Zack Steffen back in 2019, a deal that potentially reached £7.3m ($10m) with add-ons.
An insider said if the deal is agreed, Arsenal anticipates Turner having a “significant role” with the club, a key factor ahead of the current New England keeper’s expected participation in the 2022 World Cup.
Earlier, the USMNT is ending 2021 on a superb note.
USMNT is now ranked 11th in the world after a superb performance for the year.
Recently, two members of the Atlanta United FC have made it to the USMNT roster that played in a friendly against Bosnia and Herzegovina last Dec. 18 (8 p.m. EST, FS1/Unimás/TUDN) at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.
Defensive specialists George Bello and Brooks Lennon part of the 26-man USMNT roster.
Bello, 19, has made five appearances for the USMNT, making his senior team debut against Trinidad and Tobago on Jan. 31, 2021. Bello started two matches during the USMNT’s run to the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup title, including the 1-0 victory against Mexico in the final. Most recently, Bello started two Concacaf qualification matches for the 2022 FIFA World Cup against Honduras on Sept. 9 and Panama on Oct. 11.
Lennon, 24, has yet to make his senior team debut but has been called into USMNT camp previously. He earned four caps and scored four goals with the U.S. U-23’s, 17 caps and seven goals with the U-20s, and nine caps and one goal with the U-18’s.