Arsenal back-up goalkeeper David Ospina has reportedly made it clear that he’s open to a £6m move to Fenerbahce this summer.
The 28-year-old has been limited to just 13 appearances this season, most of which have come in the Champions League and cup competitions with Petr Cech still preferred in the Premier League.
That inability to establish himself as the top choice coupled with the fact that his contract expires in 2019 has seemingly led to the decision by Arsenal to accept the £6m offer, as per The Sun.
According to the report, which cites Turkish news outlet Milliyet, Ospina is keen on a move to Istanbul as he sees it as a ‘new adventure’ as he will likely be seen as the replacement for veteran Volkan Demirel.
Further, it’s claimed that Fener will be able to offer him £40,000-a-week which is what he currently earns at Arsenal, and so it seems as though the move makes sense on various fronts.
Interestingly, the Sun ran a poll alongside their report and asked the question as to whether Ospina should leave the Gunners, and with 250 votes cast, 74 percent believe that he should move on.
Whether that would lead Arsene Wenger, or his successor, to bring in another goalkeeper in the summer market to replace him remains to be seen, while there’s the option of a promotion for Emiliano Martinez and Wojciech Szczesny is set to return from his loan spell at Roma.
Overall, it seems like the most sensible decision for both parties. With Arsenal struggling to make the top four this season and in turn qualify for the Champions League, it could be the first of many exits if the north London giants finally admit that it’s time for major changes to the squad.