Pepe Reina’s loan to Napoli has been stained by a hamstring injury that he picked up during Napoli’s match against Cagliari and ever since then, the goalkeeper chosen by Rafael Benitez to play in between the posts has been the Brazilian youngster Rafael.
Liverpool decided to loan out Pepe Reina as they had already signed Simon Mignolet from Sunderland and now the future of the Spanish goalkeeper is starting to become unclear as Napoli are trying to sign him on a permanent deal but Barcelona have been tracking down Reina and kept close eyes on Reina as he is likely to become the direct replacement of Victor Valdes.
The goalkeeper of Liverpool has already stated that he would like to join Barcelona but later went on telling the media that the decision is not entirely up to him as there are many other elements and factors that will decide his future.
“Everyone would like to play for them. It is clear that I would like be back, but we’ll see if that can happen or not. It’s not up to me. I’m in a situation where my [loan] assignment ends on 30th June.
“Beyond that, my agent is doing his movements, his things, his efforts, and I trust him. As a professional I must think of the situation where I am now. But a player who says he does not imagine himself playing for a team like Barcelona, seems to me, is not telling the truth.”
Barcelona also have on their wish-list, the player of Atletico Madric Courtois and if things with Pepe Reina get complicated then Reina will just have to settle playing at Napoli which seems to be the more likely option than returning to Liverpool as the player himself has already stated that the possibilities of him playing an important role at the Premier League club is highly unlikely.