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David Ospina's loan is absolutely meaningless

David Ospina's loan is absolutely meaningless

David Ospina would have consented to personal terms with Besiktas. However, Arsenal is rejecting the Turkish club's lending approach. They are right to do it. It is absolutely meaningless. Although the transfer may have expired in England, this does not mean that sales can not be completed abroad. The deadline for many of the European clubs is not until the traditional end of August and they have every right to pursue and sign players from English clubs. For Arsenal, therefore, who are trying to sell, this is something they could take advantage of. The most immediate name that springs to mind is David Ospina. The £ 20 million £ billing of Bernd Leno. The Petr Cech experience. The young potential of Emiliano Martinez. There is really no need or space for Ospina. A sale seems inevitable. He did it for a while. More from Pain in the Arsenal The club in a privileged position to sign Ospina is Besiktas. Discussions are ongoing throughout the summer and Ospina has reported that it has accepted personal conditions with the club. The only point of confrontation now is Besiktas and Arsenal who are implementing an agreement both of which are happy. There are conflicting reports on the fluidity of this process and on what the two clubs want from the agreement respectively. On the one hand, some reports state that the two have agreed a one-season loan agreement. On the other hand, there are suggestions that the Gunners are not willing to allow Ospina to leave temporarily and insist that any agreement that is made is a permanent sale. I have no idea what is true and what is not. I write this piece Friday morning. When you read it, the whole panorama may have changed. But while I do not know what will happen, what news is accurate and how to wade through these murky and ambiguous waters, I can say with some confidence that a loan agreement makes almost no sense. Do you want to hear your voice? Join the Pain In The Arsenal team! Write for us! This is the last summer that Arsenal will be able to recover any semblance of value for Ospina. He has only two years remaining in his contract, which means that any price will be drastically reduced by potential buyers next summer – and he almost certainly will not sign a new one – he turns 30 at the end of August, and his salary, £ 40,000 a week, it is high for the less affordable clubs, which becomes more problematic as it grows older and its contract shortens: its agent will see a shorter contract and a smaller commission as an opportunity to request a salary package higher, paid subscription, bonuses etc. Moreover, in lending operations, there is no guarantee that buyers will pay 100% of their salaries. They usually do it. But in this case, such is the desperation of Arsenal to get rid, the Besiktas can play hard ball and claim that they pay only part of the wages, knowing they have all the power in the negotiations. A sale does not generate the same problems. Even if the price can be decreased a bit, wages will not be a problem. Next: Arsenal Vs Manchester City: Prediction in start XI Unai Emery decided not to want Ospina in the club. This is clear. Once the decision has been made, therefore, it is almost always better to sell, not to lend.