Yesterday, Arsenal finally completed the signing of Colombian international, David Ospina who makes the switch from Nice for a fee said to be £3m.
BBC Sport have reported that the deal is on a long-term contract and the 25-year-old shot stopper’s move “is subject to the completion of regulatory processes”.
Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger spoke in the wake of the done deal and said, “David is an excellent goalkeeper. He will add strength to our squad and we are very pleased that he will be joining us. He has good experience and a proven record of performing.”
He added, “I’ve known him for a long time because he played for Nice – he went there a few years ago and slowly became a very important player for them.”
“Hugo Lloris played for Nice before he moved to Lyon. After he moved, they played Ospina. He had a big impact straight away and Lloris was not an easy player to replace.”
Ospina has the chance to displace Arsenal number one Wojciech Szczesny to first team football and the opportunity to prove himelf as a top Premier League goalkeeper.
A strong signing from an Arsenal perspective, one that could influence their up-coming campaign.
By Oliver Baines | July 28th, 2014