Ospina agrees a four-year deal with the Gunners.
Nice goalkeeper David Ospina has agreed a four-year contract with Arsenal after a £3.5m transfer was agreed for the Colombia international, according to Goal.
The 25-year-old will complete a medical and then the deal when he returns from holiday next week and the Gunners get back from their pre-season tour of the USA.
It was hoped that Ospina would have been signed before the team flew out to New York, but there has been a slight delay in proceedings.
The South American greatly impressed at the 2014 World Cup where he was a key player for Colombia as they reached the quarter-finals.
Ospina will now be given the chance to fight with Wojciech Szczesny to be the No.1 at the Emirates Stadium, after agreeing a £60,000-a-week contract with the North Londoners.
Manager Arsene Wenger has assured the South American that a regular place between the sticks is available and Szczesny will now have to prove all over again he is the preferred stopper at the club.
Last season the 24-year-old showed many of his doubters that he was capable of playing at the highest level, although there are still some that question the capabilities of the Poland international.
Ospina will become Wenger’s third new signing of the summer along with Alexis Sanchez and Mathieu Debuchy, who joined from Barcelona and Newcastle United respectively.
The Frenchman also has his eye on Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, along with Javier Manquillo of Atletico Madrid.
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