Ever since he swapped Arsenal for Napoli on a loan deal, David Ospina has found a new lease of life in Italy.
Hugely praised for his performances in the Champions League, the Colombian goalkeeper has been Carlo Ancelotti’s number one in the competition, pushing Orestis Karnezis to one side, in the absence of the injured Alex Meret.
While it was never explicitly mentioned, we speculated that these performances would be pushing Napoli towards making the move permanent, since they included that option when they negotiated matters with the Gunners.
Well, according to La Repubblica, relayed by Calciomercato, that’s now at the forefront of discussions within the Serie A side, especially since the option to buy will become compulsory after a set number of appearances.
That, according to the report, explains why the club have been switching between Ospina and Karnezis in the league in order to assess whether or not buying the goalkeeper would be the right move.
At the end of the day, if they do, they won’t be spending that much, as the amount is said to be around €3.5m.