Wednesday August 15 2018
Ospina all set for Napoli medical

Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina will have his Napoli medical tomorrow after President Aurelio De Laurentiis confirmed talks.

According to Sky Sport Italia, the shot-stopper will fly in tonight and have his tests on Thursday.

It’ll be a loan deal with option to buy at the end of the season for the man who turns 30 later this month.

“It’s true, Ospina could arrive,” Napoli President De Laurentiis told Radio Kiss Kiss today.

“We are negotiating, there are some divergences on his requests, but I think it can be done.”

Arsenal signed Ospina from Nice in 2014 for €4m, but he had dropped down the pecking order behind Petr Cech and new buy Bernd Leno.

The Colombia international has 90 senior caps for his country.

Napoli already bought both Alex Meret and Orestis Karnezis from Udinese this summer after Pepe Reina left as a free agent to join Milan.

However, Meret fractured his arm during his second training session and so a more reliable option was sought on the market, but only on loan with option to buy.

This format of transfer put off Standard Liege from releasing Guillermo Ochoa, while Simon Mignolet of Liverpool was another alternative.

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