Soccer player Matt Turner hasn’t even kicked the ball at Arsenal, and he’s already won the hearts of red and white fans. The summer acquisition of the gunners drew attention to itself after the last match of its team, the New England Revolution.
The agreement is baked, the transfer is complete. After performing in the MLS in the spring, American goalkeeper Matt Turner is moving to Europe for the first time in his career. Arsenal looked for him and signed a three-year contract with him.
But the 27-year-old goalkeeper is well aware of how things work in Europe. Including an eternal rivalry between London’s Tottenham and Arsenal.
After the last match for New England, Turner went along the stands and signed the souvenirs on offer to the fans. However, as soon as he came to the boy in Tottenham’s jersey, he stopped. “Oh, no,” he pointed to his shirt and continued to hand out the signatures. Turning defensively, Turner added to Tottenham’s jersey, “Disgusting.”
The video did not escape Arsenal fans, who shared it en masse. “It’s a legend for me already,” one of them wrote on Twitter. “Build him a statue,” another added.
The goalkeeper of the US national team is such a darling of the fans, and he hasn’t even joined the team yet. On the contrary, they can be expected not to be welcomed openly at Tottenham.