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Matt Turner on playing overseas: “I’m going to be patient and let things happen”

Matt Turner was asked on Thursday, about New England Revolution teammate Tajon Buchanan’s recent transfer rumors and if that motivates him to want to play in Europe.

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When it comes to Matt Turner, it seems like the New England Revolution goalkeeper is destined to play over in Europe, but the 26-year-old isn’t going to force things.

Turner is coming off an amazing 2020 where he was named Team MVP by the fans after recording a career-high six clean sheets. On numerous occasions, Turner quite literally saved the game for New England.

After the MLS season, Turner’s 2021 got off to an amazing start with him getting his first start for the United States Men’s National Team. Turner even saved a penalty kick in his first game.

With continued great play comes the question of just how long Turner will stay in MLS? His competition at the international level, Zach Steffen is playing for Manchester City over in England.

But now Turner isn’t the only player getting the attention of clubs overseas. According to Matthew Scianitti of TSN, Tajon Buchanan has gained interests from the likes of Juventus, PSV Eindhoven, Sporting Lisbon, and Red Bull Salzburg.

On Thursday, Turner was asked about the rumors surrounding Buchanan, and if it motivates him to want to play in Europe.

Turner said, “I think my motivation is within me. It doesn’t really matter what anybody else does. For me, it’s always been a goal of mine to play overseas. If it happens, great, but I’m not going to force the issue. I’m going to be patient and let things happen. For Tajon, that’s incredible if all that comes to fruition for him. The kid is a hard worker. I think he’s grown a lot as a player, particularly in the last few months. If he starts the season off strong, the sky is the limit for that kid.”

Turner’s focus seems to be on the upcoming MLS season that is just a few days away. On Saturday the Revolution square off against the Chicago Fire in the season opener.

If Turner continues to play well in 2021, rumors of him heading overseas will only continue to intensify.