Nottingham Forest reach agreement to sign Arsenal goalkeeper Matt Turner

Arsenal goalkeeper Matt Turner is scheduled to undergo a medical later today after Nottingham Forest reached an agreement to sign him, according to The Athletic.

Talks over a deal for the United States international started a week ago, and both clubs have now reached a compromise.

Arsenal are looking to sign Brentford goalkeeper David Raya, which would have led to more reduced game time for Turner if he opted to remain at the North London club.

The 29-year-old joined the Gunners last summer from Major League Soccer club New England Revolution but struggled for minutes and will fancy his chances at Forest, who are in search of a goalie and are also keen on Manchester United man Dean Henderson.

More departures are expected at Arsenal before the summer transfer window shuts, with Turner’s fellow United States international Auston Trusty leaving for Sheffield United last week in a permanent deal.

The centre-back spent last season on loan in the Championship with Birmingham City, emerging as their Player of the Season, and he will now look to impress in the Premier League with the Blades having not gotten the opportunity to feature for Arsenal’s first team.

Manager Mikel Arteta is likely to bring in one more forward before the window shuts, with Gabriel Jesus’ injury a huge blow to his attacking ranks.

However, sales are needed to be made before more arrivals are considered, and Folarin Balogun could soon follow his fellow Americans out of the club, with Inter Milan trying to quickly wrap up a deal ahead of the new Serie A campaign.

Arsenal started the 2023-24 campaign yesterday with victory over Manchester City in the FA Community Shield, and Turner could be playing against them on Saturday when they face Nottingham Forest in their Premier League opener of the new season.

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