Napoli could make David Ospina’s loan transfer to Italy permanent as soon as January, according to reports in Italy.
Il Mattino (via TuttoMercatoWeb) report that Napoli could activate their option-to-buy in the winter window, despite having until the summer to make a decision.
The €3.2m option in Ospina’s contract with the club becomes compulsory if the Colombian makes 25 appearances, which means he only has 10 left to go between now and the end of the season before the Serie A side have no choice anyway.
That’s not a problem for Napoli though, as they’ve found Ospina to be ‘absolutely reliable’, aside from one mistake against Liverpool. He’s convinced both the club and the fans to want him to stick around beyond the end of this season.