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Revealed: £40,000-a-week star officially confirms Arsenal transfer is on the cards

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David Ospina

Arsenal shot-stopper David Ospina is open to the prospect of linking up with Turkish giants Fenerbahce in the coming transfer window.

The Colombia international has seen limited playing time at the north London outfit this season while playing second fiddle to Petr Cech for the number one role.

Ospina has made just 13 appearances for Arsenal over the course of the campaign with only two of those outings coming from the Premier League.

The 28-year-old recently got his chance to impress after Cech sustained a calf strain during the 3-1 defeat at the hands of West Bromwich Albion prior to the international break.

However, he has since been restricted to a solitary league start against Manchester City following an injury (back) of his own which has allowed third-choice goalkeeper Damian Martinez to stake a place in the team.

Ospina is understood to be assessing his Gunners’ future ahead of a potential summer exit, and a report from Turkish outlet Milliyet claims that the keeper has responded positively to his speculated move to Fenerbahce.

“Istanbul may be a new adventure and motivation for me. If my club are persuaded, it’s okay for me,” Ospina told Milliyet, via The Sun.

Ospina joined the Gunners from French side Nice in the summer of 2014 and earned the role between the sticks during the second half of the 2014-15 season.

But, the arrival of Cech from Chelsea a year later, has largely lessened his game time to a point where he is now regarded as the club’s cup goalkeeper.

Cech is likely to remain as the Gunners’ first-choice as they head into the 2017/18 campaign, and Ospina could be allowed to leave for a £6m sum with Fener in particular willing to match his current wages of around £40,000-a-week.

Istanbul rivals Besiktas had previously pursued Ospina during the last summer transfer window, and they could be in line to make an offer of their own, should the player agree to their financial package.

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