Old Trafford boss wants Anfield goalie
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Sir Alex Ferguson is expected to be given at least £50million to spend in the transfer market and is targeting Liverpool’s Pepe Reina as a replacement for goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar.
The Manchester United manager is prepared to hold fire until the summer, when the Glazer family will let him dip into the transfer fund they have accumulated.
A £20m move for Reina is expected then, although the club are also monitoring Atletico Madrid’s David de Gea, who would cost £17m.
Reina is known to be unsettled at Liverpool, who are well off the pace for a Champions League spot, and Van der Sar, at 40, is coming to the end of his top-flight career. (Daily Mail)
With Sir Alex Ferguson confirming that he expects Edwin Van der Sar to hang up his gloves at the end of the season the search will then be on for an able replacement for the Dutch veteran and this source believes that Liverpool keeper Pepe Reina is now at the head of Man United’s wish-list, but would the Spaniard dare make such a move?
The 28 year old has been very tight lipped when asked about his long term future and some believe he may end up moving back to Spain and that would seem far more likely than a move to arch rivals Man United, a move that would make Reina a very hated man in Merseyside.
Now in his sixth season since his move from Villarreal, Pepe Reina is arguably one of the most consistent performers in the Premier League but given the very poor start to the season under Roy Hodgson you can expect some sides making a move for the highly rated keeper and clearly Ferguson rates the Madrid born custodian.
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