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Ospina claims contract clause stopping him playing

Goalkeeper David Ospina claims that a clause in his contract is preventing him playing for his current club, Napoli.

Ospina is on loan to the Serie A side from Arsenal until the end of the season, but asserts that Napoli are unwilling to play him at the moment because of a clause in the loan agreement which obliges the Neapolitans to convert the deal into a permanent move if he makes a certain number of appearances.

The player said ” “My current situation is that I am on loan for this season and there is a clause based on a certain number of games, where if I play, the transfer will become an automatic purchase”.

Despite playing well for Napoli, Ospina has lost his place in recent weeks to young goalkeeper Alex Mermet, and fears his days in Italy may be numbered.

The 30-year old Columbian is out of contract with Arsenal at the end of next season and is unlikely to be wanted back in North London with Bernd Leno now established as number one at the club.

Despite this, Ospina played for Napoli in Sunday night’s scoreless home draw with Torino which saw them lose further ground on league leaders Juventus.

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