Pepe Reina set for Bayern Munich move

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Pepe Reina will a switch from Liverpool to German champions Bayern Munich for a fee estimated at £2.5 million, reports The Daily Mail. 

Reina spent last season out on loan at Italian club Napoli, after Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers purchased Simon Mignolet from Sunderland to be his new number one at the club.

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Despite making the trip across the Atlantic and being part of Liverpool's pre-season tour, the 31-year-old did not feature in one of the club's friendly matches, adding to the speculation that the shot-stopper would be leaving Anfield this season.

He now looks to start a new chapter in his career as he joins the Allianz and united with fellow Spaniard Pep Guardiola.

At the German club, it is unlikely that Reina will gain a first team place. The European powerhouses already have Manuel Neuer between the sticks, regarded by many as the best goalkeeper in the world. Neuer showed his class by making countless saves when helping Germany win the World Cup last month.

First-team chances 

Although he may get a higher wage at Bayern, it really limits his first team chances. At Liverpool, Simone Mignolet is not in the same class as Neuer and made several mistakes last season. If Reina was to have remained at Liverpool and showed his attitude to win his place back, it would have been much easier for the former Villarreal man to cement a place in the starting line-up on Merseyside rather than Bavaria.

Reina joined Liverpool in 2005, making 285 appearances at Anfield and helped them win both the FA Cup in 2006 and the League Cup in 2012, saving key penalties as both games went to a penalty shoot out.

He will remain in fond memory at Anfield; part of the Rafa Benitez era that saw some great success.

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