Arsenal & # 39; gives Napoli a week to exercise a purchase option in loan from David Ospina & # 39; – after the goalkeeper has only fallen one match instead of automatically going to the Italian club
- David Ospina loaned Arsenal to the Serie A side in Napoli last season
- He played 24 games, one less than the number needed for an automatic move
- Arsenal has now told & # 39; Napoli that they have a week to decide if they want to buy it & # 39;
- There is a £ 3.1m clause, but it is assumed that Napoli wants to pay a £ 2 million fee
Arsenal has given Napoli until the end of next week to decide whether they want to use their option to make the David Ospina loan expire permanently. & # 39;
Gunners' goalkeeper was on loan at the Stadio San Paolo last season, but only fell ONE game shorter than the 25 needed to automatically go to the Serie A side.
That leaves the keeper in a precarious position, not knowing whether he will stay in Napoli or must return to Arsenal for the preseason.
David Ospina (right), who currently has international relations with Colombia, is not sure of his future
The Arsenal goalkeeper played on loan to Napoli 24 times on the Italian top flight last season
And now, according to The sun, Arsenal has told Napoli that they must make a decision about the goalkeeper and whether they want to exercise the £ 3.1 million purchase clause by Saturday.
The newspaper reports that Arsenal believes that Napoli wants to sign the 30-year-old keeper, but only wants to pay around £ 2 million for a player with one year to go in his current contract.
However, Arsenal is not prepared to lower their valuation and believes that a number of top clubs from Spanish clubs are willing to pay more than £ 3 million.
Petr Cech's retirement at the end of the season left Arsenal with a keeper's place to fill, so it is possible that Ospina returns to the Emirates to act as a backup for Bernd Leno.
Napoli, and manager Carlo Ancelotti, want to pay less than the £ 3.1 million cost
Ospina can return to the Emirates to be understudy to Bernd Leno next season (photo)
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