Date: 4th November 2013 at 12:01pm
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Reports coming out of Spain today (Monday) suggest that Liverpool have agreed a €5million fee with Barcelona for the sale of Pepe Reina in the summer.

Reina is currently out on a season long loan to Napoli and he looks set to join his boyhood club Barcelona in the summer as a replacement to the outgoing Victor Valdes.

Mundo Deportivo is reporting that Reina will leave Liverpool in the summer with the €5million fee being split up into €2.5million in the summer and then €2.5million in 2015.

Now if these reports are accurate, I would be very upset as €5million equates to £4.2million which in my opinion is not a fair value for Reina. Pepe is still a Spanish international and a top keeper, Liverpool should surely be seeking at least £10million for this deal.

But be that as it may, letting Reina go would get him off our wage bill as he is apparently earning £100 000 a week. The moment Reina was let go to Napoli, the writing was on the wall that his Liverpool career was over with the club having signed Simon Mignolet from Sunderland as the new number one.

There had been some worries for Reina as Napoli said they did not want to sign him on a permanent basis after his loan and Barcelona being linked with other goalkeepers such as Borussia Monchengladbach’s Marc Andre ter Stegen. But now if Reina is all set to be signed by Barcelona, he will not find himself back at Liverpool sitting on the bench next season.


4 responses to “Reports: Liverpool agree fee with Barcelona for Pepe Reina”

  1. King Kong says:

    But it also means we free up the wages of 90k/week off. The question is keep him and run down the contract while he sits on the bench or sell him now and save on wages. This is exactly the case of Coutinho. We got him at 8m when he was redundant. Now he’s probably 15 – 17m minimum.

  2. Now can only wait for official confirmation from Liverpool.

  3. Rahul says:

    As long as we get Montoya on free, I wouldn’t mind us letting Reina go so cheap…

    Btw we got Sergi Canos off them, can’t blame them for playing hardball.

  4. I guess it had to come to this Pepe has been a great player for us but he is not in the plans of (BR) so its not nice to c a good player like him on the bench.So if he go’s thank for the lot of clean sheets and your time at LFC and your family YOU WILL NEVER WALK ALONE