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Report: Interested club to make decision on Arsenal man ‘by the end of the week’

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Report: Interested club to make decision on Arsenal man ‘by the end of the week’

Arsenal have apparently given Napoli until the end of the week to sign goalkeeper David Ospina in a permanent deal.

According to The Sun, the Italian club have the option to sign the Colombian stopper for £3.1 million, but that clause expires on Saturday.

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Napoli are yet to inform Arsenal of their intentions over the player, but the Gunners believe the Serie A runners-up want him for a cut-price £2 million.

Ospina had a decent season in 2018/19, making 24 appearances in total and keeping eight clean sheets.

Despite Petr Cech retiring, it would seem Arsenal are ready to allow Ospina to leave the Emirates with youngster Emiliano Martinez an option to be Bernd Leno’s understudy.

 

TBR’s view

Ospina isn’t going to fetch a large sum, but his exit would free up some wages for the Gunners (£40,000-a-week according to The Mirror).

It would probably be the right decision to allow Ospina to leave the club.

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He’s been in north London since 2014, but has never truly convinced he has the quality to become a number one.

The 94-cap international got decent game time at Stadio San Paolo last term and would probably be best off making the move permanent.

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