Besiktas vice-president confirms interest in Arsenal goalkeeper

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Beşiktaş vice-president Ahmet Nur Çebi has confirmed interest in Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina following a week of speculation linking the Black Eagles with the Colombian international.

Çebi said speaking on Beyaz TV: “We are interested in Ospina and goalkeepers of his caliber but just because we want him does not mean he come we have to agree with his club and take his contract into consideration.”

The Black Eagles are in the market for a new goalkeeper in January following a string of costly errors from current keeper Tolga Zengin.

Zengin conceded two soft goals against Sporting Lisbon in the Europa League on Thursday which saw the Portuguese side come from behind to beat Beşiktaş and dump the Black Eagles out of the Europa League.

Ospina fell down the pecking order at Arsenal following the signing of Petr Cech but he was expected to get some playing time after Wojciech Szczęsny was loaned out to Roma.

The Colombian international was used in the early stages of the Champions League for the Gunners but was later dropped after a string of costly mistakes.

Beşiktaş are currently first in the Turkish Super League and managed by former Turkish national team head coach Şenol Güneş.

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