Arsene Wenger wants Anfield keeper to make move to the Emirates Stadium.
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REINA RAID ARSENAL are planning a £20m summer raid for wantaway Liverpool keeper Pepe Reina.
The Spaniard, 28, wants to play Champions League football next season and knows there is no chance of that at Anfield.
The Anfield keeper has also been strongly linked with Manchester United, but a Spanish source close to Reina has claimed that Arsenal is his probable destination in the summer.
That would mean Liverpool losing their second Spanish superstar to London, following the £50million transfer of Fernando Torres to Chelsea last month.
Reina, 28, sent a worrying message to Liverpool recently when he said he wanted regular Champions League action – a competition the Anfield club are no longer in
SOURCE: Daily Star
Arsene Wenger, like Sir Alex Ferguson, knows the importance of a strong commanding keeper behind a back line and the Arsenal boss is more keen than ever to bring in a big name established goalie for the job and if the Emirates side can land a player of the calibre of Pepe Reina it would go some way to helping the North London side’s aim to get back to winning ways.
Wenger was keen on signing Mark Schwarzer last summer but that approach failed and left the Arsenal boss having to use Manuel Almunia as his first choice and that decision back fired fairly early on in the season. Lukasz Fabianksi came in and whilst he was far more solid than last term, he still didn’t inspire that much confidence. Vito Mannone has been farmed out to Hull City and yesterday Wojciech Szczesny’s fumble may prove that he is a little too raw to be considering a regular starter.
Spanish international Pepe Reina is perhaps one of the most consistent goalies in the Premier League and his recent comments relating to his desire to play Champions League football may worry some Liverpool supporters who are worried he may follow Fernando Torres out of the Anfield exit.
Kenny Dalglish and Damien Comolli will hope to persuade the 28 year old to stay and a new contract could help in that regard because the Merseyside club may be very worried that another top level departure may make some of the club’s other big names, like Steven Gerrard, consider their future at Liverpool.