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David Ospina would be a serious coup for Marcelo Bielsa and Leeds United

David Ospina would be a serious coup for Marcelo Bielsa and Leeds United

Leeds United are yet to make a permanent move in the transfer window.

There have been plenty of changes at Elland Road this summer following the appointment of Marcelo Bielsa. The Argentine replaced Paul Heckingbottom meaning the Whites will start the campaign with a new manager for the fifth season in a row. Bielsa is yet to make a permanent transfer since taking the reins.

Lewis Baker arrived on loan from Chelsea, but the former Chile boss hasn’t spent any of the transfer war chest reportedly made available to him. Following the departure of Felix Wiedwald, Bielsa will be in the market for a new goalkeeper. He landed Chelsea’s Jamaal Blackman on loan but should consider making a move for Arsenal stopper – David Ospina.

Valued at £4.5m by Transfermarkt, the Colombian has failed to oust Petr Cech for the number one jersey at the Emirates despite starting all of their Europa League games. Following the arrival of Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen, the 29-year-old should be allowed to leave the club with Cech staying as back up.

Leeds should make an audacious attempt to bring the shot-stopper to Elland Road. Reports suggest Boca Juniors are interested in bringing him to Argentina, but Ospina wishes to remain in Europe. Therefore, Leeds could hold the advantage in the race for his signature.

Despite being the third choice at Arsenal, he enjoyed an excellent World Cup campaign. He averaged 2.6 saves per game during the World Cup (WhoScored) as Colombia crashed out at the round of 16.

Signing Ospina would be a great move and certainly a coup for the Championship side.

Leeds fans, thoughts?

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