Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina looks set for a £3m move to Arsenal.
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Arsene Wenger has decided on which goalkeeper he wants to bring in to challenge Wojciech Szczesny, according to reports from the Metro, who suggests that Arsenal are closing in on a £3 million capture of David Ospina from OGC Nice.
The goalkeeper enhanced his reputation massively at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, where he was the solid custodian at the back of an impressive Colombia side who could count themselves somewhat unfortunate to have been knocked out in a quarter final against hosts Brazil.
Ospina also enjoyed an impressive campaign between the sticks in Ligue 1, perhaps being the difference for Nice as they narrowly avoided relegation to the second tier.
With the Gunners having allowed Lukasz Fabianski to leave to join Swansea City, Wenger has been on the hunt for a new goalkeeper this summer to provide both cover and competition for first choice Szczesny.
Spending a fee on the relatively experienced and international standard Ospina would send a message to Szczesny that his position isn’t safe and create a new level of competitions amongst the Gunners’ goalkeepers.
The club have already spent big on one South American this summer, with Chile winger Alexis Sanchez having joined from Barcelona as Wenger looks to ensure that his side can sustain their title challenge until the end next season.