Having announced the signing of Japan international Takuma Asano yesterday, Arsenal are set to complete yet another transfer deal. According to reports in Turkey, North London club Arsenal and Turkish club Besiktas are set to hold talks over the future of Arsenal goal keeper David Ospina in the next couple of days.
Besiktas are reportedly seriously interested in the Arsenal goalie and have already shown their interest in signing the Colombian international goal tender.
Besiktas initially approached the Gunners over signing the goalkeeper but were put back by the Arsenal’s £3m asking price. It seems the Turkish club is now prepared to meet the Gunners demands, and are now set to resume negotiations with the deal believed to be completed next week.
Besiktas agent is expected to fly into London in the next couple of days to discuss and agree a deal for the goalkeeper, according to Takvim via the Daily Star.
The Colombian international is believed to be keen on a move to the Turkish club as he is fed up of playing second fiddle to first choice goal keeper Petr Cech.
Ospina believes the opportunity of playing regular first team football and Champions League football with Besiktas is too good to turn down in favor of sitting on Arsenal’s bench.
Ospina showed his quality in the recently concluded Copa America Centenario tournament, helping his Nation to third place in the competition. Should he eventually leave the Emirate stadium, he will definitely be missed at the London club.
Arsenal manger Arsene Wenger will now have to look for a backup goalkeeper as Polish goal tender Wojciech Szczesny has also indicated he isn’t returning to the Emirates to play second fiddle to Petr Cech.