Former Arsenal goalkeeper, David Ospina, has moved to Saudi Arabia on a contract worth €3.5m-a-year after turning down offers to remain with Napoli.
David Ospina was out of contract with Napoli at the end of June and, despite being reportedly offered a new deal and linked with a host of top European clubs, the former Arsenal man is heading to Saudi Arabia to take the cash in what will be the final big contract of his career.
وقع رئيس مجلس إدارة نادي #النصر الأستاذ مسلي آل معمر عقدًا مع حارس مرمى المنتخب الكولومبي وقائده، داڤيد اوسبينا 🤩
وذلك في صفقة انتقالٍ حرّ، و بعقد يمتد لسنتين .
متمنين له التوفيق مع ناديه #العالمي 💪
— نادي النصر السعودي (@AlNassrFC) July 11, 2022
The tweet says (via Google translate), “officially ✅
The Chairman of the Board of Directors of #النصر Club, Mr. Musli Al Muammar, signed a contract with the goalkeeper and captain of the Colombian national team, David Ospina 🤩
This is in a free transfer deal, with a two-year contract.
Wish him luck with his club #العالمي 💪
Ospina turns 34 at the end of August and, while teams like Real Madrid and Villarreal were said to be interested, Corriere dello Sport write that the Colombian “discovered the difficulties of the modern market.”
Then, Al-Nassr stepped in to offer Ospina a two-year deal worth €7m over its duration.