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Report: Arsenal closing in on sale of goalkeeper

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Report: Arsenal closing in on sale of goalkeeper

Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina is expected to complete a permanent move to Napoli this summer.

Reports in Italy (covered by The Sun) claim that despite falling short on playing time to trigger an automatic transfer, the 30-year-old will still join the Serie A outfit.

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With Napoli now not obliged to pay the €3.5 million (£3.1 million) clause, Carlo Ancelotti is apparently seeking a cheaper deal for the Colombian.

Ospina had a decent season in 2018/19, and is said to be keen on a move.

With the Copa America ready to commence, Napoli want to tie up a deal sooner rather than later.

 

TBR’s view

Ospina has been with Arsenal since 2014 but has never really threatened to become the club’s number one stopper.

He has deputised for the Gunners but arguably hasn’t shown the quality to be the main man.

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With Bernd Leno having impressed at the Emirates and a promotion for Emiliano Martinez in the offing, then it makes sense for him to want to go.

Having signed Ospina for around £3 million (BBC Sport), Arsenal disappointingly might not even recoup their initial outlay on the player.

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