Arsenal ready to agree deal for £40,000-a-week star, four-year contract finalised

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David Ospina

Colombia international David Ospina could head through the Arsenal exit door during the summer transfer window, a report from Fanatik claims.

Ospina, 28, had been linked with a potential move to Besiktas during the previous summer transfer window, but the deal was scuppered after the Gunners demanded a sum beyond the Turkish club’s valuation.

The shot-stopper has since been deployed as the club’s Champions League goalkeeper just as he did last season with Petr Cech owning the number one role for the Premier League games.

Turkish outlet Fanatik understands that Ospina has seemingly grown frustrated playing second fiddle to Cech in recent seasons, and he is prepared to move on to a club where he will be guaranteed regular first-team action.

It is added that Fenerbahce are currently leading the pursuit for the talented shot-stopper, who could be free to leave Arsenal for a £5m in the coming transfer window.

Ospina is currently on a £40,000 weekly salary at the Emirates, and he will be offered a four-year contract on a similar package, should he make the move to the Turkish Super Lig.

The Colombia shot-stopper has earned a regular run in the starting lineup in recent games, owing to a calf problem to Petr Cech, but it would not be long before the former Czech international regains his spot.

Poland international Wojciech Szczesny is due to return to Arsenal once his extended loan spell at AS Roma concludes in the summer, but it looks unlikely that he would accept a backup role as it could affect his World Cup hopes.

Meanwhile, the Gunners will still have the services of Emiliano Martinez in their ranks after he put pen-to-paper on a four-year deal earlier in the campaign.

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