Nice are claiming that Colombian goalkeeper David Ospina has completed his move to Arsenal. The Gunners have not yet confirmed the move themselves, although it has been expected for some time that a deal would go through.
The price tag is believed to be about £3m. Speaking to Sky Sports News, the head coach of Nice (Claude Puel) said: “It’s confirmed yes.
“He’s a very good goalkeeper, you saw in the World Cup how important a goalkeeper he is. It’s important for him to try another league, another club and Arsenal is a fantastic club for him. He can take the No.1 jersey at Arsenal because he is very strong.
“It is confirmed for me that he is going, yes. He’s good with his feet and his hands. He knows the game very well and is a very good player. It’s a good deal for Arsenal.”
With Fabianski leaving the Emirates, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger had been looking to sign a new goalkeeper to challenge Wojciech Szczesny. Ospina can definitely provide it and it wouldn’t be a surprise if the new keeper did eventually claim the position of first-choice goalkeeper. Wenger knows this himself, as he told ESPN:
“You know at the start Szczensy will be the No.1, then again we’ll be down to performances and, if Ospina shows that he is better, he will play”
By Charlie Gregory
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