Arsenal announced the sale of Colombian international goalkeeper David Ospina to Napoli for a fee of £3.5M after the shot stopper spent last season on loan at the Italian club. The fee seems incredibly undervalued in the current market for a goalkeeper with the experience Ospina has. An example of a similar move saw Netherlands goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen joining Valencia for €35m earlier this summer.
The news of the goalkeeper’s departure incensed many Arsenal fans, who believe the sale showcases the naivety of the hierarchy at Arsenal. Ospina made 17 appearances for Napoli in Serie A last season. The keeper is also the most capped goalkeeper in Colombian history with 98 caps.
Here is the reaction from the news below:
Arsenal have confirmed that David Ospina has completed a move to Napoli.
— AFTV (@AFTVMedia) July 4, 2019
Good luck, @D_Ospina1
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) July 4, 2019
IMAGINE SELLING AN INTERNATIONAL GOALKEEPER FOR 3M. Disgraceful
— TPG (@MaksymilianSmi4) July 4, 2019
Should’ve been way more than 3m
— Emmanuel Bukoye (@3MANB) July 4, 2019
Championship keepers go for more
— dean young (@deanoyoung81) July 4, 2019
£4m for Colombia’s number 1, with years of experience in Europe and at least five years left at the top. Shocking, should be going for £15m minimum.
— Joseph M Doherty (@josephmalachy) July 4, 2019
Decent keeper that we are letting go for peanuts. Our transfer policy in relation to selling players is shocking!
— Eddie Lengthorn (@EddieLengthorn) July 4, 2019