What new signing Edu did with the Tottenham shirt Arsenal fans will love
Matt Turner has yet to be officially revealed as an Arsenal player, but he has already impressed supporters by refusing to sign a Tottenham Hotspur kit.
football.londonreported in January that an initial £4.5m deal had been agreed between the Gunners and MLS outfit New England Revolution. That fee is then expected to climb to £7.5m, depending on bonuses.
Although there has still been no official announcement, a medical has been booked later this month, according to Turner himself. Speaking on Fox Sports last month, he said: “My official release [from Revolution] is June 24.
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“I think the Revs have games on June 19 and then June 26. So I would be available for selection on the 19th but not the 26th.
“My flight is booked right after that game on the 19th. My wife is actually leaving more than three weeks before that because she has to [to give birth] in July and she has to get there before those 36 weeks, so we’re going to be separated for three weeks.
“But she will be there, I will go there, then I will do my medical and prepare for the start of a new season.” The 27-year-old made his way around the Revolution Stadium signing autographs for fans after his last game for the club, but was seen ignoring a supporter holding a Spurs shirt in front of him. that Arsenal fans will love to see.
Turner also opened up about conversations he had with Gunners boss Mikel Arteta, saying his experience will come in handy for the North Londoners’ young squad. “We talked a bit,” he told Sky Sports when asked if he had spoken to the Spaniard.
“His main message to me was just to focus on what I need to focus on right now, get through these next few months, stay healthy, stay fit and prepare for pre-season and competition. The project that they have there, [I want to be] an important part of the dressing room, adding some experience – not a ton of Premier League experience – but national team experience, league experience and playing in pressure environments. I will be an older head in the dressing room, being 28.”
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