Agreement reached- Arsenal agree deal for £7.1m rated World Cup ace

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Arsenal have reached an agreement with Besiktas to loan David Ospina for the 2018-19 season according to the Fanatik newspaper.

Per the source, all that is left to be agreed is the buyout clause option.

The 29-year-old Colombian international, who has two years remaining on his contract, is free to leave Arsenal following the £19m signing of Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen in June.

Arsenal are understood to prefer that Ospina leaves on a permanent basis rather than on a loan deal.

There is no rush to complete a deal as – despite the transfer window in England, which closed on Thursday – Turkish clubs are free to sign players up until August 31.


Ospina, who has been capped 90 times by Colombia, has served as Petr Cech’s understudy since joining Arsenal from Nice in 2014, although he has often been the primary option in cup competitions.

Fanatik claims the Gunners want a £7.1m clause, meanwhile, Besiktas want the North London outfit to accept a £5.1m future sale fee.

The report futher claims that Besiktas have agreed to a £2.25m [€2.5m] wage package with Ospina.

Arsenal manager Unai Emery has revealed that Ospina has been given the green light to leave the Emirates this summer.


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