Following the arrival of Unai Emery at Arsenal, the Spanish manager signed Bernd Leno for the Gunners and the latter’s addition to the squad at the Emirates saw David Ospina join Napoli on a season-long loan deal.
As part of the transfer, the Serie A outfit have the option of signing the Colombian international on a permanent deal next summer.
The 30-year-old’s father, Hernan Ospina, has given an interview to Italian radio station Radio Marte, and was asked about his son’s future beyond the 2018/19 campaign.
“His future? I think Napoli will redeem it [option to sign him on a permanent deal],” Hernan was quoted as saying by journalist Alfredo Pedulla’s website.
“He’s an international goalkeeper, so many clubs are looking for him, but I hope he stays at Napoli.”
David has made 15 appearances for Carlo Ancelotti’s side and has kept four clean sheets, conceding 17 goals in the process.
This also includes conceding five goals in six Champions League matches and despite the good defensive record, Napoli failed to make it to the knockout stages of Europe’s elite club competition.
Having dropped to the Europa League, the goalkeeper’s father remains hopeful the South American can win the competition with Napoli this season.
“This team wants to win, is united and now wants to try and win the Europa League,” he explained.
“Elimination from the Champions League? David knows that in a season there are positive and negative things and after the elimination from the Champions will come even more comforting things. I hope David can be the best goalkeeper in the world.”