Pepe Reina Liverpool Loan Move to Napoli Set to Be Completed

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Spaniard has now played his final-ever game for the Reds. 

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Liverpool goalkeeper Jose Manuel Reina expects to finally complete his proposed season-long loan move to Serie A outfit Napoli by the end of this week, according to reports in the Daily Mail.

The experienced Spain international’s future at Anfield has been in grave doubt ever since Reds head coach Brendan Rodgers brought Sunderland shot-stopper Simon Mignolet to Merseyside in a deal worth £9 million earlier this month.

And with the highly rated young Belgium international expected to be the Northern Irishman’s No 1 at the club in the new campaign, it was not thought likely that Reina would be content accepting be Mignolet’s back-up at Liverpool next season.

However, that situation does not now appear likely, with the 30-year-old set to finalise the details of his season-long loan switch to Naples shortly, with the keeper then expected to make a final decision as to where his long-term future lies next summer, when it is thought that Reina will return to former club FC Barcelona to replace Victor Valdes in goal for the Catalans.

Either way, it now looks like the Spaniard has played his final-ever match for the Merseyside giants, eight years after first arriving at the club from Villarreal, during which time Reina has kept an impressive 176 clean sheets in just 394 games for the Reds.

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