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Leno in, Ospina out – Arsenal should finally sell Colombian goalkeeper

Leno in, Ospina out – Arsenal should finally sell Colombian goalkeeper

Arsenal signed Bernd Leno this summer as they look to bring in a goalkeeper who can help reduce the amount of goals the club concede. 

The German goalkeeper will likely compete with Petr Cech for the first-team spot, as it’s not completely certain that Leno will come in and take over immediately.

What is for certain is that the former Bayer Leverkusen man has taken the backup spot at the club currently occupied by David Ospina. The Colombian goalkeeper’s future at the club is up in the air at the moment and according to talkSPORTOspina is a target for Turkish club, Besiktas.

The Breakdown

Besiktas are currently in the final stages of selling their own goalkeeper, Fabri to Fulham for a fee of around £5 million. With that deal about to take place, Ospina – who’s rated at £4.5 million by Transfermarkt – is now the top target for Besiktas.

Although David Ospina had a strong World Cup campaign with Colombia, he is now well and truly the third choice ‘keeper at Arsenal.

At times Ospina has done an adequate job between the sticks but as a whole, his Arsenal career has been one littered with mistakes.

With two first-team goalkeepers on the books, there doesn’t seem much of a space for Ospina in the team.

The 29-year-old still has plenty left in his career, and could well be a good signing for Besiktas. While the fee for Arsenal would likely be small, with Ospina now on the periphery of the squad, it’s a deal they should push through.

Would you be happy with this Arsenal fans? 

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