Pepe Reina content at Liverpool but hints at move to Spain

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Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina is content to remain at his current side, but has hinted at a move away this summer.

Reina spent the whole of last season on loan to Italian side Napoli, where he was reunited with ex-boss Rafa Benitez who signed the 31-year-old from Villarreal in 2005.

Back at Anfield

Now he is back amongst the Liverpool books and currently on the clubs pre-season tour in America and it seems although he would like a move away, he is happy to fight for his place. According to the Irish Independent, he said: "I have a contract to respect with Liverpool. I'm training well and I am perfectly fine with my team-mates. 

"I am here to stay. I have not talked to Brendan Rodgers, I've been here for only four days and I am just thinking of training to my best and getting back into shape.

"At the moment all the big Spanish teams are covered in my role, so I see it as very difficult to return to Spain."

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Brendan Rodgers signed Simone Mignolet last season from Sunderland for £8million and the Belgian was brought in as the new first-team goalkeeper at Anfield.

However after a first season of mixed results, Mignolet found himself being at the fault for a few goals Liverpool conceded. Those errors could force Reina to contemplate staying at the Merseyside club, if he believes in his ability to topple his counterpart.

Nonetheless, the Spaniard is still worth a small fortune and his wage bill isn't low either. As Liverpool look to strengthen in attacking and defensive areas, Rodgers may not see it necessary to have two top shot-stoppers on the books if he can get cash for one of them.

Judging by the signing on Mignolet, it is likely the Northern Irishman rated him higher and he has both a lower wage bill and age on his side.

Options for Reina

If Reina is to leave Liverpool, there will likely be a large amount of clubs who chase his signature across Europe. Napoli do want Reina to be brought in permanently but are seemingly hanging on for a smaller transfer fee.

Arsenal were linked to the Spaniard a couple of years ago and were willing to pay close to £20million for him and they could probably snap that amount in half as Reina has just two years left on his contract.

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