Lazio have opened initial talks with Napoli goalkeeper Davide Ospina but they face competition from Spanish giants Real Madrid.
As reported by Italian media outlet Calciomercato.com yesterday, the Biancocelesti need to sign a new goalkeeper in the upcoming summer transfer market, as both Thomas Strakosha and Pepe Reina’s contracts expire with the club.
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One player that coach Maurizio Sarri is a fan of is the 33-year-old Ospina, whose contract expires with Napoli at the end of this season. The Italian coach likes the Colombian goalkeeper’s ability to play with the ball at his feet, and his international experience.
Lazio sporting director Igli Tare has already opened initial contacts with Ospina’s entourage but he needs to be wary of Real Madrid, who are interested in signing the Colombian to be Thibaut Courtois’ backup.
Ospina has made 23 appearances across all competitions so far this season, for a total of 2025 minutes. In that time, he’s conceded 18 goals and kept 11 clean sheets.