According to reports, Arsenal are set to use the World Cup as a scouting tool for Nice and Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina.
The club are in need of a ‘keeper to provide competition with current number-one Wojciech Szczesny, and after Lukasz Fabianski left to join Swansea City, and Emiliano Viviano’s loan deal expired, a shot-stopper is high on Arsene Wenger’s wishlist.
The Colombian is expected to be their number-one for this Summer’s tournament in Brazil, and he will go up against; Greece, Ivory Coast and Japan in the group stages.
The 25-year-old has been monitored by Wenger for a while now, but the Frenchman is keen to see if he can perform on the big stage, and if his performances are at a high level, a formal bid is expected to be in the pipeline after the competition ends.
Despite several names being on the list, Wenger is keen not to spend too much on a ‘keeper, so that he can use the available funds elsewhere, and it’s believed Ospina will be the cheapest option at just £3.5million.
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt – @AlexsArticles