Spanish goalkeeper Pepe Reina has completed his move to German champions Bayern Munich. Former club Liverpool FC have confirmed on their official website that a £2 million fee has been agreed by both clubs. Reina has passed is medical and will join his teammates in due course, according to ESPN.
Reina: Liverpool hero
Reina arrived at Merseyside from Spanish side, Villarreal, in the summer of 2005. Upon his arrival, Reina was described by his new manager, Rafa Benitez, as the "best goalkeeper in Spain." In his first season with the club, Reina managed an impressive 11 successive clean sheets in all competitions.
Reina's immediate success was by no means a fluke. His three penalty saves in the FA cup final shootout against West Ham gave Liverpool their seventh triumph in the competition.
Reina excelled in England
In the 2006-07 Premier League season, Reina managed to further his credentials by breaking a club record for clean sheets. Indeed, within his first 50 games for the club, Reina had managed an impressive 28 shut outs. It was therefore no surprise that Reina would be the recipient of the Barclays Golden Glove award that season.
By 2008, Reina had won three Golden Glove awards and was regarded as one of the top goal keepers in Europe. He was heavily linked with European giants Real Madrid but remained loyal to the Merseyside club.
His loyalty was rewarded soon after as he picked up the 2009-10 supporter's "Player of the Season" award.
In total, Reina made 394 appearances for the club before moving on loan to Napoli for the entirety of the 2013-14 season.
Bayern Munich are thought to have brought in the Spanish international to provide competition for their number one, Manuel Neuer.
He is Bayern's fourth signing of the summer following the arrivals of Juan Bernat from Valencia, Robert Lewandowski from Dortmund and Sebastian Rode from Frankfurt.