Arsenal to face competition from Valencia for David Ospina’s signature

The Gunners are close to signing the Colombia International but are now facing competition from the Spanish club

Arsenal are set to face competition from Valencia for Colombian goalkeeper David Ospina according to recent reports. It is believed that The Gunners had a £3.2 million offer for the 25-year-old accepted by French side Nice but Valencia are hoping to hijack the deal.

According to newspapers in France, the Valencia have become interested in the player along with another unnamed Spanish club and a club in Mexico. Ospina was one of the many goalkeepers at the recent World Cup in Brazil that shined, helping Colombia reach the quarter-finals.

The 25-year-old’s displays attracted much interest from Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, who is looking to replace the already departed Lukasz Fabianski and compete Wojciech Szczesny for the number one keeper spot.

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However, it is now obvious that The Gunners weren’t the only club that were impressed by the Colombian’s World Cup performances and will now have to face a battle to secure the player’s signature.

By Ollie Carroll

Twitter: @Ollie_Carroll_