Arsenal to scout Colombia keeper David Ospina at World Cup

Posted by - June 8, 2014 - All News

Arsenal are planning to watch Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina in action at the World Cup before deciding whether to make a move for him.

The Nice man has won a place on Arsene Wenger’s shortlist of new goalkeepers.

But the Gunners want to see how the 25-year-old performs on football’s biggest stage before bidding, claims the Sunday Mirror.

Ospina is likely to command a fee of around £3.5m and Arsenal have already held preliminary talks with the French side.

Nice are prepared to sell, despite Ospina – capped 40 times by his country – recently signing a new contract.

Wenger needs two new goalkeepers ahead of next season after Lukasz Fabianski joined Swansea and Emiliano Viviano’s loan spell ended.

He has been linked with other keepers, including Cardiff’s David Marshall, Norwich’s John Ruddy, Reading’s Alex McCarthy and Real Madrid’s Iker Casillas.