The new Arsenal coach Unai Emery made it clear last week that David Ospina, Carl Jenkinson and Joel Campbell would be the only outgoing Gunners from the first team before the end of the European transfer window despite the new rumours about Elneny. Campbell has been confirmed as moving to the newly-promoted serie A side Frosinone, and it has just been confirmed that Ospina is in Napoli having a medical now.
Football Italia has just reported this….
Napoli will sign David Ospina on loan from Arsenal for €1m, but the option to buy will become obligatory if they win the Scudetto, it’s reported.
Multiple sources state this evening that Colombia international Ospina is on his way to Italy for a medical.
Sky Sport Italia note it’ll be a loan deal worth €1m for the whole season, with an option to buy.
That option will become obligatory if certain targets are met, but they are believed to be extremely tough ones to achieve.
These include winning the Serie A title or Champions League.
Napoli needed a goalkeeper with experience who was reliable, but not one so expensive as to scupper the growth of Alex Meret.
So that is two more players off the wage bill, and we really need to get Carl Jenkinson gone as well. I personally can’t see anyone, even in the Championship, willing to pay the defender his 45,000 GBP a week after only playing seven games for Birmingham last season.
He was so promising once as well……