Arsenal £40,000-a-week star on verge of joining Super Lig giants

Arsenal shot-stopper David Ospina has agreed to personal terms with the Super Lig giants Besiktas over a move to Turkey.

According to sports television channel Sky Sports, the South American star has come to an agreement with Besiktas’ management ahead of his exit from The Emirates Stadium.

The report states that Arsenal have told Ospina he is free to depart from the club, with Besiktas yet to agree on a fee for the shot-stopper.

In spite of the English deadline for transfers closed on Thursday, Besiktas have until the end of the month to land Ospina.

The Colombian star is currently third-choice at the north London club, as a result of the arrival of German ‘keeper Bernd Leno from the Bundesliga outfit Bayer Leverkusen for a deal in the region of £16 million.

Petr Cech is expected to play second fiddle to Bernd this season, after being the first-choice for the Gunners over the last few seasons.

David now looks set to push through a switch to Besiktas in the coming weeks, if the Turkish side can agree on a deal to sign him.