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Arsenal Sign Colombian Goalkeeper David Ospina for £3million

David Ospina Arsenal Sign Colombian Goalkeeper David Ospina for £3million

Arsene Wenger looks set to agree the £3million purchase of Nice and Colombian goalkeeper David Ospina, according to multiple sources. The deal has been reported on for a lengthy period of time and now it appears that the Gunners will be officially announcing the goalkeeper in the near future.

Ospina, 25, played in all of Colombia’s World Cup games in an impressive run for the South Americans, before being eliminated by Brazil in the quarter finals. Though perhaps not in the spotlight as much as the likes of Keylor Navas and Guillermo Ochoa, he was every bit as impressive in Brazil.

Ospina has made 177 appearances for OGC Nice in France over the last 6 years as well as 44 appearances for his country. After the departure of Lukasz Fabianski to Swansea City, Wenger will be looking for a keeper to challenge Wojciech Szczesny for the #1 spot at Arsenal, and Ospina has more than enough talent to do just that.

This will be Arsenal’s third signing of the summer transfer window, after signing fellow South American Alexis Sanchez in a £31million deal from Barcelona and France international Mathieu Debuchy from Newcastle. Doing business early in the summer window hasn’t been characteristic of Arsenal in most of the last few years, but Wenger seems to be approaching deals decisively this summer.

Though interest in Real Madrid midfielder and World Cup winner Sami Khedira has seemed to cool due to a dispute over wage demands, Morgan Schneiderlin of Southampton and William Carvalho of Benfica have both been linked recently, as well as Manchester United centre back pairing Chris Smalling and Phil Jones, as a makeweight in the potential Thomas Vermaelen deal.

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4 Responses to Arsenal Sign Colombian Goalkeeper David Ospina for £3million

  1. krazymunky says:

    Title “Arsenal Sign Colombian Goalkeeper David Ospina for £3million”

    First sentence
    “Arsene Wenger looks set to agree… ”

    So they havent signed him yet?

    • Christopher Harris says:

      Arsenal hasn’t announced the deal yet, but the player has agreed to join the club — and both clubs have agreed the deal.

      A similar instance applies to Ben Davies. The defender hasn’t officially been unveiled as a Tottenham player, but he’s left Swansea, is training with Tottenham and is a Tottenham player — but officially he isn’t.

  2. hoosiergunner says:

    Good news. This is an excellent signing… for what it is… our third quality signing of the summer. I would still feel better starting the season with a new defensive midfielder, which I see as our one remaining hole in the roster.

  3. dan enepu says:

    ha datz jst….

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