Everton planning surprise bid for former Arsenal first-teamer

Everton are planning to make a surprise swoop for Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina, and may be willing to pay £5m for the Colombian.

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According to the Metro, Roberto Martinez wants the 26-year-old to be a long-term replacement for Tim Howard, who has spent the last eight years at Goodison Park.

The Metro suggest that Ospina has been told that he can leave the Emirates this summer, following the arrival of Petr Cech.

Having been the understudy to Wojciech Szczesny upon his arrival last summer, it seems unlikely that Ospina is willing to return to the role following the acquisition of the former Chelsea man, having earned a chance in the Gunners’ first-team from January onwards.

He can probably feel a little hard done by to find his position come under question also. However, Cech’s record at Stamford Bridge has got many Arsenal fans believing that he is the signing that can propel the club right back towards the Premier League title.

The ex-Nice man’s performances at last year’s World Cup, as well as his efforts for the north London side suggest that he is too good a stopper to return to the bench on a regular basis, and Arsenal’s loss could be Everton’s gain.

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