Thursday 5 May 2016

Everton planning to hijack Arsenal's Goalkeeper David Ospina

Everton are ready to snap up Arsenal second-choice goalkeeper David Ospina this summer, as reported by the Mirror.

It has not been all that rosy for the keeper this season after finding himself down the pecking order behind Petr  Cech following the arrival of the Czech international from Chelsea this summer. Ospina had eliminated Wojciech Scznesny as the Gunners first-choice keeper mid-way last season following the latter lost in form, but he has lost his starting place in the team with Cech favoured ahead of him.

The Colombia international has been left frustrated due to his lack of playing time at the club. He has been limited to only 13 appearances this season and is reportedly keen on plying his trade somewhere else. The former Nice keeper has been linked with a return to Ligue 1 with several French showing interest in him while Turkish giants Besiktas are also keeping a close watch on his situation at the Emirates.

The reports claimed that Everton are still very much interested in bringing the 27-year-old to the Goodison park despite being linked with other keepers. The Toffees are in desperate need of a shot-stopper with Tim Howard leaving for MLS club Colorado Rapids at the end of the season. Current first-choice keeper Joel Robles has not proved to be ideal replacement for the American.

As it stands, we might be left with only Cech in between the sticks should Ospina leave. Polish keeper Sczcesny has reportedly rule out a return to the Emirates stadium and is eyeing a permanent deal with Italian club AS Roma, where he is currently on a season-long loan.

Ospina joined Arsenal Arsenal in 2014 from Ligue 1 side OGC Nice after an impressive outing with Colombia at the World Cup that year. Arsene Wenger will have to add a new goalkeeper to his list of transfer this summer. Cech is in good form currently but age is no longer on his side.

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