Arsene Wenger is reportedly keen on bolstering his side in the January transfer window for the second half of the 2015/2016 season.
Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina is close to agreeing a switch to Besiktas, according to reports.
According to Turkish media house Fanatik via the Daily Star, Arsenal and Besiktas have started negotiations over the transfer of David Ospina.
The report claims the Turkish giants already made contact with the goalkeeper’s representatives, it is thought that the Turkish club is interested in taking the 27 year old on loan with an option of a permanent transfer at the end of the season.
The Colombian international was linked with a move to Besiktas last summer but the deal failed to go through as the Gunners weren’t interested in selling the 27 year old goalkeeper. Wenger chose to keep the Colombian as back up to Petr Cech who arrived from Chelsea for £10 million last summer. Since the arrival of the Czech Republic international, Ospina has been limited to 2 appearances in the Champions league and the Colombian goalie is keen to play regular football.
According to the Daily Star, the goal keeper is interested in moving to Besiktas after he has liked several rumors on social media linking him with a move to the Turkish giants.
Ospina has made 18 league appearances for the Gunners since joining in 2014 after a spectacular 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
However, the report claims Ospina’s move to Besiktas is dependent on if Arsene Wenger can find a replacement for the goalkeeper next month. Arsenal’s on loan goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has been linked with a move back to the Emirates after he was caught smoking but the Poland goalkeeper has indicated he will love to remain in Rome.
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