Arsenal are close to agreeing a deal worth a reported £3.2million for Nice goalkeeper David Ospina, with the club’s president confirming negotiations are underway.
The Gunners are in the market for a shot stopper to replace the departed Lukasz Fabianski, with just Wojciech Szczesny our only senior option between the sticks.
Ospina emerged as the favourite to replace the departed Pole, with the Colombian said to be keen on a move to north London and Arsene Wenger confirming he was definitely in the market for a goalkeeper.
Now we have finally heard something concrete other than general rumours in the media.
Nice’s President Rivére Jean-Pierre was quizzed on the suggestions over a possible Arsenal move for the Colombian ‘keeper, in which he responded:
There is still no agreement, but we are not far.
It is suggested the deal will be completed once the 25-year-old returns from holiday, a well earned rest after a solid World Cup campaign with Colombia.
He will become Arsene Wenger’s third senior signing and represent a bargain thanks to his current terms ending with Nice next summer. He will slot nicely into the squad and challenge the established Szczesny for a starting spot, however it is highly likely the Pole will start on August 16th.