With Arsenal presumably after any additional funds they can get their hands on this summer, fans may be thinking they’re on the wrong end of a steal with this potential deal.
Reports suggest that on-loan goalkeeper David Ospina is on the verge of a permanent move to Napoli – with the Serie A club hoping to bypass a clause in his contract that would allow them to buy the Colombian for just £2m – instead of paying Arsenal £3.1m.
For a ‘keeper of Ospina’s international status in today’s market, some fans see it as a disastrous deal from Arsenal’s point-of-view, with his market value of £3.6m currently belying his would-be transfer fee.
And with The Gunners low on cash this summer and sure to be in need of a new No2 goalkeeper (with the departure of Petr Cech), the measly sum on offer for the 30-year-old has got supporters questioning the club’s ability to sell on players for a reasonable price – especially in light of letting Aaron Ramsey leave for free.
Judging by the comments below, there seems to be a lack of faith from fans towards the negotiators at Arsenal, as a critical transfer window for the club picks up pace:
Just reject this deal. Put him for sale and surely we can get at least 5m for an international keeper
— Arsenalist (@arsenalboy96) June 13, 2019
Can’t we just say ‘no’. I’m sure we can find a buyer somewhere for at the very least €5 million?
— Sam (@SK_arsenal) June 13, 2019
Why do we sell so cheap?
— mwansa???????? (@mwansapazed) June 13, 2019
The banter continues
— Dean Ryan (@DeanRyan77) June 13, 2019
2 mill for an international keeper. Why do we keep giving away our players at ridiculously low prices? I bet Man Utd or Liverpool could have gotten 15m for him
— Danny Njugunah Gooner (@danny_njugush) June 13, 2019
We can’t even sell these days
— Andy GOATREAL (@17afctweet) June 13, 2019
Lol this is becoming more ridiculous every passing day
— PoorRex (@mildlypawsitive) June 13, 2019
I bet Napoli will sell him in August for 10 millions.
— Matic Hribernik (@ArsenalFC_fan) June 13, 2019