According to Sky Italy’s Gianluca Di Marzio, SSC Napoli have supposedly ‘made contact’ with Arsenal over the availability of discarded Colombian goalkeeper David Ospina, however it seems as though the Serie A outfit have initially failed to strike a deal with the north-Londoners, but that will not deter them from reportedly returning with an improved offer for the 29-year-old.
It’s believed that other than Ospina, the Partenopei have also earmarked Standard Liege’s Guillermo Ochoa – who performed valiantly between the sticks for Mexico at the 2018 World Cup – as a potential replacement for former matchday stopper Jose Pepe Reina, now of domestic counterparts AC Milan.
With the arrival of Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen earlier in the transfer period, Ospina’s future at Arsenal seems particularly bleak, especially as he already had veteran keeper Petr Cech to contend with for the weekly nod, and a move away from the Emirates is arguably the only viable option for the disregarded South American if he’s to earn an undisputed starting spot.
There’s argument that Ospina, other than his stature, harbours striking similarities to Reina, and if Ospina was to pack his bags for Naples, the club’s ardent fans could indeed expect to witness like-for-like application, athleticism and devotion within the penalty area on a regular basis.
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