Arsenal goalkeeper Matt Turner is set to join Nottingham Forest.
The current USA goalkeeper joined the Gunners a year ago, but has struggled to get first-team action at the Emirates, playing mostly cup games last season, in which his ability to play out from the back with the ball at his feet came into question.
And, with the imminent arrival of Brentford’s David Raya at the Emirates, his chances of seeing action in the season ahead seem even more unlikely.
At least he is departing the Emirates with a winner’s medal. He was an unused substitute as the Gunners beat Manchester City on penalties to win the Community Shield against Manchestetr City at Wembley on the weekend.
He joined the Gunners for a fee of around £5 million from New England Revolution, and with Forest set to pay £10 million for Turner, it means that the Gunners will make a profit on the transaction.
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.