Arsenal Star opens Fernabache talks
Arsenal reserve goalkeeper David Ospina has officially entered talks with Turkish giants Fenerbahce over the summer move, according to reports to the Mirror.The 28-year-old shot stopper has grown frustrated over the lack of playing time at Arsenal and is ready to quit Emirates in pursuit of regular minutes elsewhere.
The Colombian international has seen his role for the north London club severely limited and is aware things could even get worse if and when Wojciech Szczesny returns from his loan spell at Serie A giants AS Roma.
Ospina still has another two years in his deal with Arsenal, but the Colombian has been persistently linked with a move away from London over the past year. Arsene Wenger did manage to persuade Ospina to remain at the club last season, but the club will have hard time keeping the 28-year-old this time around.
Turkish outfit Fenerbahce have been nurturing their interest for the Arsenal man for well over a season now and reports claim that they have already presented Ospina with a four-year contract offer the Colombian is prepared to accept. The Yellow Canaries are planning a summer overhaul after a disappointing campaign and are prepared to spend big to make their team as competitive as possible for the Turkish championship and Europa league.
After contacting David Ospina first and having received positive feedback from the player, Fenerbahce are now opening negotiations with Arsenal with a £5 million transfer on the cards this summer.
Just like Fenerbahce, Arsenal will also participate in the Europa League next season after missing out on a Champions League spot for the first time in almost two decades.
Gunners concluded the Premier League season with a 3-1 win over Everton, but still missed out on the top-four finish as Liverpool also won their respective match again st relegated Middlesbrough 3-0.
Arsenal still have one match remaining and a chance to end the season with a trophy as they are due to meet Premier League champions in the FA Cup final next Saturday.