David Ospina has admitted a move to Everton is a possibility, but has once again said he wants to stay at Arsenal.
The Colombian number 1 signed last summer from Nice for £4m, and established himself as the first choice after Wojciech Szczesny’s indiscretions and sketchy form. However, the arrival of £11m Petr Cech has cast a cloud over his future.
Nevertheless, he says he’s happy in North London and ready to see out his four year contract.
“There are some possibilities of playing on other teams,” he said, “and I always look and analyse things, but my mind is at Arsenal. I’m happy in London and my family is too, so we hope, at least, to respect the contract with the club.
“For me, coming to a big team like Arsenal is a dream come true. The balance is positive, collectively we won a title and achieved direct qualification to the Champions League, unfortunately we could not fight for the title, as Chelsea won it too easily.”
On the interest from Everton specifically, he said, “Everton are a competitive team, and showed good things in league last season. It’s a club to consider and a great opportunity.”
However, he insists he’s happy with the arrival of Cech and that, like Szczesny, he’s ready to learn from the experienced Czech international.
“Next season we’ll have next to an excellent keeper in Cech, who is recognised and admired, and I’d be honoured to share with him, he’s a player with great experience. You learn every day, and in this position we stop learning when we retire.”
But he says he’ll have a chat with Arsene Wenger when he returns from holidays on July 27th.
“We’ll see what happens when I return, and I’ll have a conversation with the coach, but now I’m psyched to continue with the club.”
Thanks to @MickTheGooner for the heads-up