According to Lega Serie A, David Ospina’s loan move to Napoli is complete.
The 29-year-old Arsenal keeper has been linked with a number of clubs throughout the summer, including every top-flight team in Turkey, but over the last week the move to Italy has come to the fore.
It’s believed the Italians, now led by Carlo Ancelotti, will pay us €1 million for the year and have the option to buy the Colombia international next summer. He’s been given the number 25 shirt.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) August 17, 2018
Napoli needed a replacement for their summer signing Alex Meret who suffered a broken arm in training and they’ve decided on the Colombian international ahead of Liverpool’s Simon Mignolet and a couple of other candidates.
Ospina joined Arsenal in the summer of 2014 from Nice, but has a contract until 2020, which suggests he got a sneaky extension somewhere along the way but we’ve never been able to find an official announcement about it.
Since then, despite a spell in the Premier League side when he replaced Wojciech Szczesny, he’s primarily been the back-up/cup keeper, making 70 appearances and keeping 27 clean sheets.
Our favourite Ospina things are when he couldn’t say ‘share’:
Then remixing that:
Then there are our favourite David Ospina anagrams, such as:
- David Pianos
- Aid vapid son
- I’d avoid pans
- No paid divas
- Pain via odds
Anyway, best of luck to him Italy, they’ve got fantastic fans with lots of patience and understanding: