Gunners turn to highly-rated Colombian.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is said to be ready to turn to Colombian international goalkeeper David Ospina as the solution to his problems between the sticks, the Daily Mirror reports.
Wenger has reportedly been scouting a number of goalkeepers this summer as he looks for someone to challenge Wojciech Szczesny’s spot in the side after losing Lukasz Fabianski to Swansea at the end of last season.
The Gunners are said to be keen on Ospina after learning that he would cost around £3 million from French club Nice – making him better value than most of the fellow custodians he has been looking.
Wenger had been looking into the possibility of signing Cardiff’s David Marshall, but that seems a no-go at the relegated Welsh club’s £10 million asking price.
He also turned his attentions Reading’s Alex McCarthy, but the Championship side had been holding out for a £6 million deal to come their way before letting him go. Espanyol’s Kiko Casilla had also been touted as a possibility.
Real Madrid’s Iker Casillas had been thought to be top of the pile, but there is still a lack of movement there, and there is now an increasing possibility that he may end up staying in the Spanish capital despite losing his place in the first team.