David Ospina will reportedly return to London and will not become a Napoli player despite his father, the player, and Carlo Ancelotti telling us all season that he would do exactly that when the season ended.

NAPLES, ITALY - AUGUST 25: David Ospina of SSC Napoli in action during the serie A match between SSC Napoli and AC Milan at Stadio San Paolo on August 25, 2018 in Naples, Italy. (Photo by Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images)
NAPLES, ITALY – AUGUST 25: David Ospina of SSC Napoli in action during the serie A match between SSC Napoli and AC Milan at Stadio San Paolo on August 25, 2018 in Naples, Italy. (Photo by Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images)

David Ospina had an obligatory buy clause in his loan deal with Napoli. Had he reached 25 appearances they would have had to pay Arsenal €3.5m (€1m less than his market value).

So what did the Italians do? They benched him when he got to 24.

Then, they reportedly tried to drive his price down to €2m.

Arsenal are being linked with a host of keepers and Ospina seems to, thankfully, have no role at the club going forward despite having another year still to run on his current contract.

As it stands, they now need to find a new buyer for the Colombian 30-year-old who thought he had done enough to secure a move to Naples.

Unless anything dramatic happens, Ospina will return to Arsenal following the end of the Serie A season this weekend.

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