Friday, 8 August 2014

Pepe Reina seal Bayern move.

The 31-year-old arrived in Germany on Thursday to finalise a reported £2.5m switch and has signed a three-year contract with the Bundesliga champions after passing a medical.Reina moves to Bayern in search of more regular playing time, having fallen out of favour at Anfield under Reds boss Brendan Rodgers.
However, he will almost certainly play understudy to current number one, and World Cup winner, Manuel Neuer.
The Spain international enjoyed a successful eight years as the Reds’ first choice man between the sticks, having joined from Villarreal in 2005, though the favourite’s role was marginalised upon the arrival of Simon Mignolet last summer.
Reina then spent an impressive season on loan at Napoli reunited with former Reds manager Rafa Benitez who were thought to be keen to bring the Spaniard back to Italy this
summer.But reports suggest a move broke down due to wage demands, and the German giants moved quickly to snap up the unsettled stopper.
Reina won the FA Cup League Cup and UEFA Super Cup during his 394 appearances for the
Merseyside outfit, and was awarded the Premier League Golden Glove award for the third consecutive season on 2008.
Commenting on his move, he told Bayern’s official website: "I came here as I want to win as many trophies as possible."

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