Arsenal are reportedly asking for over £7m for goalkeeper David Opsina.

That amount seems like a lot for a player who cannot get into the Arsenal first team as a regular, however, when you consider the craziness of the market and what Liverpool paid for Alisson, it might represent something of a steal.

Arsenal have been in talks with a few clubs regarding the sale of the Colombian and Besiktas are believed to lead the way. The fee, however, is likely to represent a sticking point despite the player apparently reaching an agreement with the Turks over his personal terms.

Turkish paper, AMK, claims that Besiktas have three targets to fill the position left vacant by the sake of Fabri to Fulham for £5.3m with Simon Mignolet and Harun Tekin their other options.

Ospina has two years left on his current Arsenal deal. I would expect both clubs to come to an agreement somewhere around the £4-5m-mark if the deal completes and Arsenal don’t cave into a loan deal with an option to buy which is a route Besiktas are keen to explore.

The 29-year-old has made no secret of his willingness to leave Arsenal. It seems like he’s been talking about it since his arrival in 2014.

Spekaingjust over two weeks ago, his agent said“David has a contract for two more years with Arsenal but there is an archer, so it can be a complete cycle and if there are no options in Europe, Boca is a great option because it is within the 10 largest teams of the world”.

Previous articleUnai Emery confirms Arsenal captaincy plan
Next articleArsenal sign Canadian ‘Craig Bellamy’ who turned down Tottenham and Liverpool
Writer. Feminist. Dreamer. Gooner. Owner of, writing about Arsenal since 2008. Sometimes found in the Guardian, & elsewhere talking queer issues, politics & football. If in doubt, assume sarcasm.