Brad Friedel is displeased with Matt Turner’s summer transfer from Arsenal to Nottingham Forest. After spending only one season with the Gunners, the player moved to the City Ground for £7 million.
During the international break, the Premier League great spoke with Goal. Turner shone for the United States in their weekend victory over Uzbekistan, and he’s firmly entrenched on the international stage.
Turner will compete for the gloves against Odysseas Vlachodimos at the City Ground. The 29-year-old is currently in the starting lineup after signing on transfer deadline day with Greece.
Friedel has yet again shown his displeasure with the Turner situation. He no longer believes he is guaranteed to be Trentside’s number one custodian.
He told Goal: “With Turner’s move, someone as good as him should never have signed a contract to be a number two for any club. I understand Arsenal are a huge, fantastic club, but when you have the ability he has, you’re only physically able to play football in your life, you need to play as many games as you can.
“I was a little disappointed for him last season when he was on the bench, so I’m really happy with his move.”
“But I’m a little disappointed again because Nottingham Forest knows how good their goalkeeper is, but they’ve signed another goalkeeper from Benfica who is 29 and has played 500 games and won titles.” He’s got another struggle ahead of him.”
Friedel was let down by Forest star Turner.
In the immediate term, the guy who has made 450 Premier League appearances will have little to worry about. Turner had the gloves, and he kept his first clean sheet against Chelsea.
When domestic football returns, he should almost probably start against Burnley. Turner
Competition for positions is obviously beneficial. Wayne Hennessey and Ethan Horvath are still at the club, and the goalkeeping ranks on Trentside appear to be well-stocked right now.
Turner is an assured performer. As a result, Friedel should back the USA number one to keep his Forest number one title for the foreseeable future.