Napoli are planning to activate David Ospina’s purchase option to keep him at the club, regardless of whether he reaches 30 appearances or not.

That’s according to a report from La Repubblica newspaper in Italy, relayed by Football-Italia. They write that the terms of Ospina’s €1m loan in the summer state that if he reaches 30 competitive appearances for the club, their €3.5m option to buy becomes mandatory.

Even if the goalkeeper doesn’t end up playing that many games, Napoli have already decided they want to activate the option all the same.

At this point in mid-November, Ospina has already reached 11 appearances for his loan club, so it’s already looking likely that he’ll make it to 30 by the end of the season anyway. However, when summer signing Alex Meret returns from injury, we may see him pushing for starts. It’s up to Ospina to keep his place.

From the sounds of things, there are no plans for Arsenal’s 30-year-old goalkeeper to return to the club next season. The Gunners already have Bernd Leno performing well with Petr Cech and Emi Martinez ready to snap up any chances they get, so it’s probably for the best.