It appears that the Arsenal boss has been using his time in Brazil wisely. Arsene Wenger will be heading back to London after finishing his summer job commentating on the World Cup for a French TV station and it looks like two of the Colombian international side could soon be joining him.
The performances of Colombia were some of the highlights of the tournament, so their players have attracted a great deal of interest from some of Europe’s top clubs. Many think that James Rodriguez should have been given the Golden Ball award as well as the Golden Boot for scoring the most goals, but FIFA gave it to Lionel Messi instead.
It is not Rodriguez, however, that Arsenal are closing in on, as the young Monaco midfielder seems to be heading to Real Madrid. It is the keeper David Ospina and the versatile Juan Cuadrado that could soon become Gunners. A report in The Mirror claims that Arsenal are ready to complete the £3 million transfer of Ospina from Nice in the next week. We have apparently agreed personal terms with the 25-year old, who should be able to give Wojciech Szczesny a real challenge for the number one shirt.
And maybe that will help to convince the excellent Cuadrado to choose Arsenal over his other suitors, as another Mirror report tells us that his Italian club Fiorentina have suggested that he will be moving on this summer and is just deciding which club to choose. Maybe Wenger should ask Ospina to have a word with his team mate.