Spain goalkeeper Pepe Reina, who is currently at Napoli, has said that the club would be very happy to welcome the arrival of his former teammate Martin Skrtel. Reina recently completed a season long loan deal from Liverpool to Napoli, which will see him reunited with his former manager Rafa Benitez.
Reina recently claimed that he was completely at the dark when it came to the transfer. It is highly likely that Reina will not be wearing the Liverpool shirt again. After signing Simon Mignolet from Sunderland for £ 9 million, the club decided to send out the Spaniard on a loan deal rather than keep him at the club.
It would have been extremely ill-advised for Liverpool to keep a full international on the bench earning a lot of wages. Reina has been one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier league since his arrival several years ago. He was a signing former manager Rafa Benitez.
Skrtel was also brought Anfield by Benitez and Reina has praised the Slovakian defender by saying that he would be a great signing for Napoli. After finishing second in the table last season, Napoli will be hoping to beat Juventus to the title this season. They will also be hoping for a better Champions league run as well.
“I don’t know what Napoli are looking for but I can say Martin Skrtel is a good player. But he is a Liverpool player. His qualities would be great for any team and he is a great player. I respect Liverpool, Martin Skrtel and all of the Napoli players, so I can’t say anything more about this,” said Reina. Skrtel has apparently fallen out of favour with manager Rodgers since he played very little football in the second half of last season. The arrival of Kolo Toure from City has effectively ended his Liverpool career.