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David Ospina Completes Permanent Transfer

Timothy Aiyeku

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Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina has completed his move to Italian Serie A giants Napoli permanently after a successful loan spell at the club last season.

His permanent transfer was announced by Napoli on Thursday evening via their official Twitter account.

David Ospina had earlier joined Napoli on a season-long loan deal from Arsenal last summer.

He made 24 appearances for the Italians including 17 games in the Italian Serie A over the course of the 2018/19 season.

David Ospina signed for Napoli on a permanent deal said to be around €3.5m.

The 30-year-old has been an Arsenal player since he joined from French club OGC Nice shortly after his impressive outing for the Colombian national team at the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament in Brazil.

Ospina and Colombia got to the quarterfinals at the tournament before they were knocked out by hosts Brazil via a 2-1 defeat.

He moved to Arsenal after the tournament.

David Ospina made 70 appearances for the Gunners during his time at the club.

He spent the majority of his Arsenal career as the second choice behind recently retired shot stopper Petr Cech.

The Colombian goalkeeper was the first choice at Arsenal for just one season before the arrival of Cech in 2015.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.