Matt Turner joins Nottingham Forest FC

August 9, 2023

Matt Turner, a goalkeeper for the USA national team, has officially signed a four-year deal with Nottingham Forest.

Matt Turner joins Nottingham Forest FC

Turner played as Aaron Ramsdale’s backup when he transferred to Arsenal from the New England Revolution in the summer of 2022.

Last year, the 29-year-old played seven times for the Gunners.

Being here feels wonderful. Turner remarked, “It’s a fantastic challenge and a great stride in my career.

“It simply seemed right for my family when I heard there was interest in bringing me here. It felt right when my agent talked to me about it. And it feels like the correct decision for me right now.

“Everything about the club has a little shine to it, from the manager to the backroom personnel. It seemed right from the beginning, and I’m glad it was completed.

Matt Turner joins Nottingham Forest from Arsenal

Turner, who has established himself as the USA’s top player, participated in every game of their recent Gold Cup run, which saw them advance to the semifinals.

David Raya’s playing time at Emirates Stadium may have been even shorter had Arsenal not been rumored to be interested in signing the Brentford goalie.

He did not play in the Community Shield match between Arsenal and Manchester City on Sunday at Wembley.

Arsenal sporting director Edu said: “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.

“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.”

Turner is Forest’s fourth permanent signing of the summer after Chris Wood, Ola Aina and Anthony Elanga.

Forest start their 2023-24 Premier League campaign at Arsenal on 12 August.

Last season, Dean Henderson of Manchester United and Keylor Navas of Paris Saint-Germain split time between the posts while on loan at the City Ground.

Both have returned to their original clubs this summer, with Henderson reportedly still on boss Steve Cooper’s radar.