FC Nantes have become the second club to pull out of a deal for David Ospina over his price, according to latest reports.
With Wojciech Szczęsny’s return to Arsenal and Petr Cech’s grip on the number one spot showing no sign of loosening over the past year, the 28-year-old Colombian keeper seems the most likely to be on his way out of the club this summer.
Fenerbahce were widely touted as his next destination earlier in the window, but talks seem to have broken down with the Turkish club. L’Equipe have reported that FC Nantes contacted Arsenal about his availability but negotiations went no further.
Deputy general manager of Nantes, Franck Kita, is quoted as saying: “(Nantes) made inquiries, but it is unfeasible“. It appears the French club are no longer interested in pursuing a deal for Ospina.
With Colombia looking to qualify for the 2018 Russia World Cup, their current number is going to want assurances over playing time in the upcoming season. He had a mixed last campaign for the Gunners, keeping four clean sheets in 14 appearances and conceding 22 goals.
Arsenal look unable to give Ospina assurances of regular playing time next season so it seems probable he’ll leave the club this summer.