Fenerbache closing in on Arsenal goalkeeper
Turkish giants Fenerbache are closing in on signing Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina, according to reports in Turkey.
The Colombian shot-stopper is currently away on international duty taking part in the Copa America, but with Petr Cech close to joining The Gunners from Chelsea, it’s believed Ospina could already be on his way out.
Arsenal spent £3million last Summer on bringing him to the club from French side Nice, but after failing to impress Arsene Wenger, it’s looking like his stay in England could be short-lived.
Ospina or Szczesny
Wenger is reportedly having to make a choice between Ospina and Wojciech Szczesny, and despite dropping the latter halfway through the season, it looks like the Frenchman has kept faith in the Arsenal youth graduate.
Szczesny was dropped in January after a shocking display against Southampton, which was then followed by an off-field incident in the changing room. Ospina then kept the number-one jersey until the end of the season, apart from in cup matches.
However, Wenger is ready to let Ospina leave the club in order to free up room for Cech‘s imminent arrival.
Fenerbache Closing In
According to reports in Turkey, Fenerbache have agreed to pay £3.2million for the 26-year-old and will give him a contract worth £1.5m-a-season.
Turkish outlet HaberTurk have revealed that a deal is close to being finalised with Fenerbache in the market for a new top-quality ‘keeper.
Real Madrid‘s Iker Casillas was another name being mentioned, but officials at Fenerbache see Ospina as more realistic.
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt