Besiktas have confirmed their interest in Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina, but admit there’s a lot to sort out if any deal is to go through.
The Turkish club were pursuing the Colombian international during the summer after it became clear Petr Cech was bought to become Arsenal’s number 1, but no agreement could be found at that time.
They’ve kept their eye on him though, and vice-president of the club Ahmet Nur Cebi, said, “We are interested in Ospina.
“Him and goalkeepers of his calibre, but just because we want him does not mean he will come. We have to agree with his club and take his contract into consideration.”
It would be a surprise if Arsenal were to sanction any mid-season deal, especially with two other senior stoppers, Wojciech Szczesny and Emi Martinez, out on loan at Roma and Wolves respectively.
Ospina is unlikely to be overly enthused with his current predicament, having been first choice at Nice and number 1 for his country, so a move at some point seems likely, but probably not in January.