Arsenal have made their first January signing, although he will not be joining the club until the summer.
They have agreed a fee of around £5 million plus add-ons to sign goalkeeper Matt Turner from New England Revolution, the MLS side.
A full US international Turner was in goal on Thursday night as the US Men’s Team edged out El Salvador in their vital World Cup qualifier.
Turner, who is 27-years old, will provide cover and competition to number one Aaron Ramsdale. New England did not want him to leave, but recognised that moving to the Premier League was too good an opportunity to deny him.
His arrival will allow Bernd Leno the opportunity to find a new club. The German international wanted to leave on the current window, but the Gunners are now short of back-ups in the position, after allowing the Estonian, Karl Hein, to join Reading on loan for the rest of the season.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.