£40,000-a-week star agrees personal terms ahead of possible Arsenal transfer deal

David Ospina

Arsenal could reportedly part ways with backup goalkeeper David Ospina with Turkish club Fenerbahce keen on wrapping a summer deal for his signature.

The Colombia international has largely played second fiddle to Petr Cech over the course of the season with eight of his 13 appearances coming in the Gunners’ Champions League campaign.

According to Turkish outlet Fanatik, Fenerbahce are planning to lure the 28-year-old to Istanbul as they seek to offer him a fresh start in a new league.

Ospina is understood to have already finalized terms over a three-year deal worth £40,000-a-week, and it remains for Fener to negotiate a transfer sum with the north London giants.

Arsene Wenger’s side had spent a £3m fee to recruit Ospina from Nice back in the summer of 2014, and they are said to expect at least twice the price owing to the shot-stopper’s progress at the Emirates.

Fener, are for now, willing to part with a £2.5m transfer package for the goalkeeper but they may have to up their offer significantly if they are to do business with the Gunners ahead of this summer’s transfer window.

Istanbul rivals Besiktas had expressed an interest in the South American footballer last summer, and they could yet revive their pursuit with Ospina open to the prospect of a Turkey switch.

Ospina may have played his last game in an Arsenal shirt as he is still recovering from a back problem sustained in the 2-2 draw versus Manchester City in the Premier League earlier in the month.

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