Football: Arsenal sign Colombia goalkeeper Ospina

Colombia's goalkeeper David Ospina clears the ball during a Group C football match between Japan and Colombia at the Pantanal Arena in Cuiaba during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 24, 2014.  English Premier League side Arsenal said on Sund
Colombia's goalkeeper David Ospina clears the ball during a Group C football match between Japan and Colombia at the Pantanal Arena in Cuiaba during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 24, 2014.  English Premier League side Arsenal said on Sunday, July 27, 2014, that they have signed Colombia's World Cup goalkeeper David Ospina from French club Nice. -- PHOTO: AFP 

LONDON (AFP) - English Premier League side Arsenal said on Sunday that they have signed Colombia's World Cup goalkeeper David Ospina from French club Nice.

The 25-year-old was one of the stars of the Finals in Brazil with spectacular performances as his country reached the quarter finals for the first time.

Arsenal said he would sign a "long-term contract" but did not give the fee. French reports this week said Arsenal would pay about four million euros (S$6.7 million). He has been at Nice for six seasons.

"David Ospina is an excellent goalkeeper, with good experience and a proven record of performing with Nice and Colombia," said Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.

"He will add strength to our squad and we are very pleased that he will be joining us." Ospina is expected to make his first appearance at the Emirates Cup, which takes place at Arsenal next weekend.