Agent: Uncomfortable Ospina has offers, but it’s not easy to leave Arsenal

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David Ospina’s agent says that the Colombian has several offers to secure his services, but that his wages at Arsenal and what the club are seeking as a transfer fee ensure a move is more complicated than people might think.

The Gunners have signed Bernd Leno for £22.5m, and handed Petr Cech the number 1 shirt, meaning the 29 year old is essentially the third choice right now.

A move makes sense on many levels, and Ospina is seeking to stay in Europe despite interest from Boca Juniors in Argentina.

Speaking to golcaracol.com, Lucas Jaramillo, said, “David has had an excellent World Cup, it has been very important for him, it is not a lie for anyone to say that he finds himself uncomfortable in Arsenal.

“What happened in Russia will be very important for his future.”

And on what might happen this summer, he continued, “Well, we have to wait.

“There are several clubs interested in David, but leaving Arsenal is not easy because they’re team that pays well and asks a lot for the player, and we must add that he has a contract for two more years.

“The priority is Europe, but as I say, we have to wait.”

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Thierry Walcott
Thierry Walcott

An agent doing what agents do best, agenting…

Jack but
Jack but

I am an agent…he is taking a lip

Mayor McCheese
Mayor McCheese

I read this as the code name for a secret agent.

Agent Uncomfortable Ospina, the eagle has landed.

Kingsley
Kingsley

He’s about to be more comfortable, as he’ll be watching the games at home if he doesn’t leave.

Public Elneny
Public Elneny

He’d still manage to get slightly injured

Anonymarse
Anonymarse

Diving off the sofa?

Rich
Rich

Let me decode:
• “Arsenal have 4 senior Goalkeepers and an overstretched squad, i also know my client doesn’t have a future at Arsenal, but they’re in just as much need to get him off their books, as he is to move somewhere else to play, so I’m just reminding them not to make this too difficult, as they certainly don’t hold all the cards here”

K V
K V

HOW is he under contract for 2 more years? Signed a 6 year deal in 2014? I don’t recall an extension, but could be wrong. Either way… its unreal!!

Mesut O'Neill
Mesut O'Neill

Either math is not your strong point or you’re baiting!!

Rich
Rich

On a separate note…. The ITK’s are trying to suggest we’re in for Dybala or Dembele….. Apparently both players are keen to play under our new manager Maxi Allegri

gooner1981
gooner1981

This entire transfer window is so weighted against premier league clubs, that i suspect next year’s summer window will revert to type. Knowing that the window closes sooner, European clubs can ask for prices higher than the already inflated prices, knowing the truncated window will make teams scramble. And buying clubs in Europe can relax, knowing that English clubs that are looking to offload in aug/sep are eventually going to blink and reduce the asking prices in the end. Basically they’ve got us by the balls, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see the likes of Ospina, Campbell et al leaving for way less than what we ought to have gotten for them.

Rich
Rich

This is exactly it… our squad is far too big and we have too many players to register already, Agents and clubs know we need to sell before we buy, we’re in a very weak selling position, also our fringe players are likely on substantially more than most senior players in Europes other top leagues.

All the extra money in the PL and football doesn’t necessarily produce more exceptional players, particularly if your too scared to give youngsters a chance, it just creates two separate PL markets and a market for mid/lower teams in Europe’s other top divisions, where all three are completely at odds with each other. PL clubs choosing not to distribute the extra broadcasting revenue evenly won’t necessarily give them an advantage, it’s just as likely to give them a disadvantage, The PL is in serious danger of strangling itself and isolating itself from the fan base, PL clubs have enough revenue streams from across the globe to take some of the strain off domestic customers, whilst comfortably staying ahead of the vast majority of their European rivals

Bosscielny
Bosscielny

English clubs can still sell when the transfer window closes. They just can’t buy.

Zatara
Zatara

Genuinely curious as to how much you think we should be getting for Campbell and Ospina…

Rich
Rich

£1mill for Campbell
£2mill for Ospina

Berlingoon
Berlingoon

For 2 more years? Has he signed a 6 year contract in 2014? If he’s not willing to move on due to too low offers in terms of salary, as he did the previous years, we could have a little problem here. Can’t see us selling Cech after we have him the number 1 shirt just weeks ago and also don’t think it would be healthy to start a season with both of them and Leno in the squad.

myrtle
myrtle

Got a feeling this one’s going to drag on and on, and on.

Nketibag
Nketibag

till 2020 by the looks of it

ramgooner
ramgooner

He’s got two years? Give him those USB sticks. Time to convert him into a right winger.

Arse-Head
Arse-Head

Bullshit, just take a pay cut if your offered 1st team football elsewhere. He won’t be scraping by on minimum wage, will he?

Berlingoon
Berlingoon

you’re* 🙊

Jimbo Jones
Jimbo Jones

You would like to think, especially at a later stage on your career, that a player would prioritise playing football over salary. Afterall whatever happens he will still earn more in a week than most people in the world earn in a year.

There are millions of people who play football ever week for free and it’s sad that money blinds those with the most talent that they lose sight of the sporting element. Stuart Taylor is a tragic example of this for goalkeepers and I’m sure when he’s old and trying to tell his grandkids about the career he spent as a professional player not playing football and they are uninterested. that he perhaps wishes he had been willing to find his level, actually play football and maybe achieve something great.

Des Lynam
Des Lynam

How long was his contract man? Seems like he’s always got 2 years left!

David Hillier's luggage
David Hillier's luggage

Goes against popular opinion here, but I actually quite like Ospina, I hope there’s a way he can get a move to a good club and we can make a bit of a profit from him. If you said there was a 29 year old keeper, first choice for a top 10/15 ranking FIFA nation, with 90+caps, over 250 games for top flight European teams, regular European experience, and a better saves to goals against ratio, distribution accuracy and few goals per game conceded than England’s fist choice keeper, with 2 years left on his deal, you’d be asking for €20m at least. As it is we’ll be lucky to get £7m. It’s a shame, I think he’d walk into most Prem sides.

Also, I don’t think fans have ever really given him the benefit of the doubt, he was younger than Leno is now when he signed for us, with nearly 200 Ligue 1 appearances under his belt and nearly 50 international caps for a side then ranked in FIFA’s top 5. Yet one keeper is seen as an up and coming prospect who will iron out any mistakes, the other was labeled a liability because the manager decided to start him in the Champions League ahead of our only new signing that season (despite being first choice for the second half of the season before). Odd.

Homer
Homer

I’m with you on that.

And love your avie, BTW.

Kwame Ampadu Down
Kwame Ampadu Down

We made him available last summer when he was 28 : he wanted to leave, we were prepared to let him go, we were asking for a reasonable fee, he’s not on large wages in Premier League terms….if it is true that he would walk into most premier league sides, then he simply would have moved to one. As it was, there just wasn’t interest. Why ? Maybe all those who ‘didn’t give him the benefit of the doubt’ are simply seeing the same thing the wider football world sees regarding his abilities ?

GoonerMike
GoonerMike

‘the wider football world’…..hmm, I dont think so

Kwame Ampadu Down
Kwame Ampadu Down

So if no clubs were prepared to buy him given the circumstances last summer explain to me why I am wrong ?

Cechmate
Cechmate

We sold Sczh for 10M and he was actually worth much more than that, Fabianski was a disaster in Arsenal but is a lot better when he moved out, Cech was phenomenal in Chelsea but average here. What all this shows is that we make our GK’s look ordinary than they are. Our defense and our midfield do not cover them adequately and our GK’s look bad and their value in the market goes down.

Besides, our wages are pretty high (comparatively) which makes it difficult for clubs below us to pay big on transfer fee and since we make our GK’s look bad we don’t get a lot of offers from top clubs.

Petit's Handbag
Petit's Handbag

David Ospina has to be the least remarkable player whoever played for us. He wasnt bad, but by no means any good. He was just, meh

Looking for a Better Name
Looking for a Better Name

Agent: “Ospina wants to leave the club but the economic incentives are preventing him. It’s not fair”.