Ever since Pepe Reina completed his loan move from Liverpool to Napoli on July of 2013, the Spanish goalkeeper has played a substantially important and consistent role in the Italian club.
Reina even declared that he has no future whatsoever in his former club Liverpool and considering all of the consistent as well as impressive performances from Reina in Napoli, now the club is interested in signing him on a permanent basis.
The Sporting director of the club Riccardo Bigon told the press: “Reina is a very important player both on the field and off. He has been fine in Naples, he has a very close relationship with Rafa Benitez and also his family has settled very well’’.
Pepe Reina expressed his satisfaction about winning his first silverware with Napoli as he told reporters: ‘’Lifting the trophy is not a minor triumph. In fact, I hope it can be the first of many trophies, though we need a more complete squad. It is a victory dedicated to the fans. The first part of the game was played very well and we pressed Fiorentina high up the field, then our opponents emerged over time.”
Napoli has secured the 3rd spot in the Italian League, Serie A which gives the team of Rafael Benitez the chance to play in the Champions League for the upcoming season and securing the services of Pepe Reina will surely increase their chances of playing against some of the best clubs and players across Europe.
Reina’s arrival to Napoli was an event that has taken a liking not only to the staff members of the club but the fans as well and even the president of Napoli Aurelio De Laurentiis, is aware of the impact that the former Liverpool player has made since making his way to the Serie A.
“I want him confirmed for next season. He was happy, for him it was a double reward.” The club president Aurelio De Laurentiis said.