Shot-stopper arrives from Barnsley to become sixth summer signing...
We are pleased to announce the signing of goalkeeper Ross Turnbull from Barnsley on a two-year deal.
Turnbull, a former England youth international, becomes United’s sixth summer arrival so far after making the switch from Oakwell on a free transfer.
The 30-year-old, who featured 27 times last season, has enjoyed a successful trial period at Thorp Arch after linking up with Uwe Rosler’s squad for training earlier this week.
Turnbull’s career began at Middlesbrough and – following a series of loan moves – he became a regular fixture during the club’s 2008/09 Premier League campaign.
His displays for Boro prompted Chelsea to make a move in July 2009, and Turnbull headed for Stamford Bridge on a four-year contract to provide competition for Petr Cech.
As back-up to Chelsea’s first-choice stopper, the former Crewe and Cardiff loanee found opportunities limited in the capital but still enjoyed a trophy-laden four-year stint there.
Turnbull boasts winner’s medals from the Champions League, Europa League and FA Cup, as well as being part of Chelsea’s Premier League-winning squad in 2010.
He departed for Doncaster in 2013 following the expiry of his contract at Stamford Bridge and played 31 times before switching to Barnsley last summer
Turnbull is capped at Under-16, U17, U18, U19 and U20 level for England.
He could now make his first appearance in a United shirt on Wednesday evening, with the squad being split for pre-season friendlies at York City and Tadcaster Albion.