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David Ospina presents doubts regarding his future with Napoli

Colombia international David Ospina has refused to confirm whether he would remain with Napoli beyond the current campaign. The goalkeeper is currently with the Serie A side on a season-long loan from Arsenal and he has so far made 23 appearances for the Naples outfit across all competitions.

Speaking to, Ospina indicated that he would like to play regularly at the Italian outfit, but always won’t be the case. When stressed on his future, Ospina acknowledged that he would like to stay put in Naples, although a decision over the same has yet to be made, he said: “Not always playing is a particular situation, one would always like to play. We are always ready, however, when the coach asks us to be. There are two other goalkeepers who can play. My Future? My hope is to stay at Napoli. Then we will decide with the club at the end of the season.”

Napoli pursued the goalkeeper from the Gunners during last summer’s transfer window with the option to buy for around £4.2m. As per the agreement, the clause would become obligatory, should the Colombian make 25 appearances this term, and that could be the reason behind Carlo Ancelotti ignoring the goalkeeper over the past few weeks.

To date, Ospina has turned out for the club on 23 occasions and it appears that Napoli want to keep the buy decision open for the summer rather than being compelled to do business. Should they ignore the clause, Ospina could still find himself making a permanent move to another new club with Gunners boss Unai Emery not considering him as part of the club’s plans.

Arsenal are set to lose Petr Cech when he retires from the game this summer, and reports indicate that Damian Martinez could be handed the deputy role behind Bernd Leno for the 2019/2020 season.

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