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Pepe Reina set for Napoli loan switch

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Reina set for Anfield departure (©GettyImages)
Reina set for Anfield departure (©GettyImages).

Liverpool and Spain goalkeeper Pepe Reina is set to complete a season-long loan spell to Serie A club Napoli, to reunite with former Reds boss Rafa Benitez.

Benitez turned his attention to Reina after failing to sign Julio Cesar from Queens Park Rangers. Reina was Benitez's number one keeper at Anfield when the Spaniard was in charge.

Liverpool signed Belgian international goalkeeper Simon Mignolet last month, in a deal worth £9 million and he now looks set to be the number one 'keeper at Anfield. 

Reina joined Liverpool from Villarreal in 2005, however he will now be part of a Napoli side that can provide Champions League football next season - something which Liverpool cannot offer next campaign.

In addition to Mignolet, the Reds have 'keepers Brad Jones and youngster Danny Ward to keep competition for places at a high at Anfield.

Mignolet has shown how capable he is between the sticks last campaign for Sunderland, which caught the attention of Liverpool prior to signing the Belgian.

Now, it seems that Reina's time at Anifled is coming to an end, as he seeks a new challenge in Serie A.

 

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