Pepe Reina could be on his way to Barcelona within the next two weeks, as the player’s agent meets Liverpool directors to push through a move - according to the Daily Star.

The 30-year-old goalkeeper has been linked with a move away from Anfield for several seasons – with the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and PSG popping up as potential suitors – but it seems he will finally be on his way after eight seasons with the Merseyside club.

The Spaniard looks set to re-join the club where it all began for £8m, and add to the 49 appearances that he made for the Catalan giants in his first stint with the club. Reina made these appearances after progressing through Barcelona’s youth ranks and managed to attain 18 clean sheets.

He would then go on to join Villarreal – making 136 appearances and gaining 46 clean sheets – before arriving on Merseyside.

For Liverpool, the Spanish international has been sensational – making 395 appearances with 175 clean sheets – ever since his arrival and it is clear why many top clubs have been looking to acquire the keeper.

His performances have earned him many plaudits over the years and, despite his sometimes inconsistent nature, his brilliant shot-stopping ability and distribution make him one of the best around.

Being Spanish has meant that, in the national setup, he is second choice behind Real Madrid's Iker Casillas, which has led to him only making 26 appearances for his country.

You would have to think that if he had been from any other country in the world, he would have had a lot more international caps.

Despite this, he looks set to be the replacement for Victor Valdes at Barcelona; with Valdes seemingly on his way to Monaco.

 

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