According to reports, Arsenal are close to coming to an agreement with Besiktas over the sale of Colombia international David Ospina.
Ospina who featured rarely for Arsenal this season, playing second fiddle to Petr Cech, has now being linked with a move away from the club, only after two years at the club.
Reports last week had it that the goalkeeper is open to the idea of leaving the Emirates to join Besiktas this summer after the Turkish giants had promised him a first team spot.
It seemed at first that Besiktas have only sounded out his representatives while indicating their interest to Arsenal. However, according to Transfer Market Web via the Daily Star, it looks like discussions have advanced further than first thought as the report claims both clubs are close to agreeing a fee for the goalkeeper.
The deal which is worth about £3.5m will see Ospina join Besiktas. Ospina who has played 22 league games for Arsenal since joining the club in 2014 has really impressed.
The report also mentioned that Ospina has privately indicated his desire to exit the Emirates this summer. The 27 year old will be part of the Colombian national team taking part in this year’s special edition of the centenary Copa America.
Now, any hope of the goalkeeper returning to the Colney training ground again is gradually fading into thin air as the deal is expected to be completed in the coming weeks.