David Ospina suffered a fractured right elbow on January 15 in the draw against Al Shabab, The Colombian was successfully operated on in Spain and his time off would be longer than what had already been considered (6 weeks), so Al Nassr would be thinking about remove the Colombian from the official roster while the season ends to open a quota of foreigners and bring in one more goalkeeperKeylor Navas would be chosen for a contract for 6 months.
The arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo to the team exceeded the list of foreign players who can be part of the Al Nassr squadwell according to the regulations of the league of that country, they can only register 8 foreigners and the club adds 9 with the Portuguese. The debut of CR7 has not yet been made due to a sanction that he brought from Manchester United and although he had been removed from the payroll Vincent Aboubakar, who this year has not yet added minutes with the clubthe leadership had to change their minds due to the injury of Ghislain Konan and thus leave the Ivorian out to reinstate the Cameroonian.
Why would Al Nassr seek to remove Ospina from the roster until the end of the season?
The Colombian arrived for this season and signed for two years. However, the misfortune due to his injury and the intention of coach Rudi García to sign one more foreign goalkeeper would force the team to make the decision to leave him out of the squad until the end of 22/23 and thus open one more place for that they can hire. What they already did with the winger Ghislain Konan from the Ivory Coast.
As reported by the Italian journalist Rudy Galetti, after Al Nassr’s doctors confirm Ospina’s time off after surgery, they could remove him from the list of players to free up a space and continue with the search for a foreign goalkeeper who was requested by the French coach.
If the signing of the Costa Rican is confirmed, The Colombian would leave the squad but would continue receiving his salary and having all the guarantees of the club since his contract would not be modifiedbut simply because of a regulatory issue, it would be marginalized while it advances its recovery.
What are the foreigners that Al Nassr has registered?
After the injury to Konan (Ivory Coast) and the reinstatement of Aboubakar, the list of foreign players that Al Nassr has has 8 regulation players with the Colombian being part of it. The Navas thing could close the weekend.