David Ospina currently has eleven appearances for Napoli across the Champions League and Serie A.
He’s spending the season on loan from Arsenal, having been pushed further down the pecking order by the arrival of Bernd Leno during the summer window.
The Colombian has been sharing the position with Orestis Karnezis, who has five appearances in the league so far this season.
Alex Meret is seen as the club’s long term number one, but the 21 year has been injured for the season to date.
There has been talk of Napoli potentially looking to make the Ospina move a permanent one, which would likely see him guide Meret through, and Karnezis move elsewhere.
CalcioNapoli24 report there’s a clause in the loan agreement with Arsenal which sees the move become permanent if Ospina plays 25 matches. This has been mentioned previously, but the figure then put at 30.
The right of redemption (Napoli signing Ospina through choice rather than force) is said to be €3.5m, and perhaps it’s the same figure for a forced sale.
All this could explain why Karnezis keeps getting games, with the Italian club determined to keep their options open and not be pushed into a purchase unless they’re sure.