Colombian goalkeeper David Ospina has left Arsenal to join Napoli permanently, as confirmed by the club’s official website.
Ospina spent last season out on loan with the Serie A side and despite the fact that Petr Cech’s retirement has since vacated the backup goalkeeper position, Arsenal have agreed to let him leave.
The stopper’s Gunners career didn’t really get off the ground, with some high-profile Champions League gaffes causing many fans to lose faith in his ability.
A club statement said: “We would like to thank David for his contribution to the club and everyone at Arsenal wishes him the best for his future.”
But in a summer when Arsenal’s transfer budget is reportedly relatively slim, the supporters recognise the importance of selling their unwanted players for as much money as possible.
The official Arsenal confirmation didn’t state a transfer fee, but Goal journalist Charles Watts tweeted that the deal is worth around £5 million in total.
Many Arsenal fans on Twitter are not happy about such a low fee, believing their club could have got far more for Ospina given his vast international experience, the inflated goalkeeping market these days and Arsenal’s need to boost their budget…
That’s 4m u can add to the Zaha bid
— Jay (@Waveking_jay) July 4, 2019
How much did he go for?
— عُدَي (@Oddayshekfeh_) July 4, 2019
How much did we get for him??
— Highbury Harold (@BlackScarfAFC) July 4, 2019
Wait how much he was sold for ?
— Mari McLovin (@Bajanmari) July 4, 2019
Yesss 4 million richer
— Sam (@iwobiflick17) July 4, 2019
£4m for Colombia’s number 1, with years of experience in Europe and at least five years left at the top. Shocking, should be going for £15m minimum.
— Joseph M Doherty (@josephmalachy) July 4, 2019
Right lads, that’s another £2 million towards Zaha.. only £78 million left to find..
— Jack Stocker (@JackStocker95) July 4, 2019
For £3.5m my club is a mess ??
— Maestro Özil ? (@Vence_M10) July 4, 2019
For virtually nothing. Woo.
— Name cannot be blank (@u4eahh) July 5, 2019
Could’ve easily got £10 mil for him seeing as he’ll be their starting GK
— Ben Kenton (@Benkenton8) July 4, 2019