by Lewis Ambrose
With Arsenal moving for Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech it seems that David Ospina’s time at the club is over after just one season.
The Colombian signed from Nice after the World Cup last summer but hasn’t totally convinced. With the Gunners now making a move for Petr Cech it is being reported by Turkish news outlet HaberTurk that Ospina will complete a move to Fenerbahce.
Ospina is currently representing Colombia in the Copa America, and starred in a 1-0 victory over Brazil last night.
The signing of Cech would spark a fierce competition at Arsenal
With David Ospina and Wojciech Szczesny already battling it out for the number one spot it is clear that something would have to give if Arsenal did manage to bring in the Chelsea goalkeeper.
The report says that Ospina will join Fenerbahce for a fee of around £4M after the tournament in Chile is over as the Turkish club look to strengthen ahead of playing in the Champions League qualifiers in August.
Ospina, who will be 27 at the end of August, has failed to convince many despite winning the number one shirt from Szczesny, who played in the FA Cup Final win over Aston Villa in May.
Arsenal paid around £3M for Ospina last summer after he impressed during Colombia’s World Cup campaign and would be delighted to more than make their money back on the goalkeeper.
If Arsenal do complete the signing of Petr Cech it is then likely that Sczesny will remain as his competition, playing in cup games. The Pole certainly seems to be Arsène Wenger’s preferred long-term option in goal.