Poor old David Ospina, the Arsenal and Colombia keeper has been trying to get away from the Emirates for a few years now, and now the arrival of Bernd Leno has made him surplus to requirements he is still finding it hard to get a club to accept his conditions, even on a loan deal.
It was revealed that Fenerbahce has been chasing him for some time, and last month Boca Juniors were also very keen, although Ospina himself prefers Europe. His agent said at the time: David has a contract for two more years with Arsenal but there is a new keeper, so it can be a cycle completed and if there are no options in Europe, Boca is a great option because it is among the 10 largest teams in the world.
But neither deal has come to fruition, but when it was reported that Ospina was in Italy for talks with Napoli it looked like he had finally found a new club, but alas no! The Napoli president Aurelio de De Laurentiis was quoted on Sky as saying: “There are four in contention: Ochoa, Mignolet, Ospina and Tatarusanu. It is true that Ospina could arrive, we are negotiating, there are still some differences on the requests.”
Considering that Arsenal are only asking for 1million for the year-long loan, surely it can only be the wages issue that is stalling the deal? As it always is with Arsenal players!