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Pepe Reina bids for FC Barcelona

Due to rumours on a possible departure of Bravo or Ter Stegen

Pepe Reina bids for FC Barcelona
Pepe Reina bids for FC Barcelona

Due to rumours on a possible departure of Bravo or Ter Stegen

Pepe Reina

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Season ends and the dance of names of possible signings the club for next season begins. One of the positions with more doubts is the goal. After two seasons of coexistence in the different competitions, Ter Stegen has stated on several occasions that he wants to play more matches and he could consider leaving if he has more opportunities. Bravo, meanwhile, has always said that he is very competitive and wants to play as many matches as possible.

In this scenario, Luis Enrique would like to continue with the two goalkeepers next season but the club want to be prepared in case one of the two goalkeepers leave the club. Bravo represents the present option and it was a specific recommendation of Luis Enrique. Ter Stegen represents the future and is considered one of the most promising goalkeepers in European football. The two have proven to be a guarantee but a plan B should be prepared if there is a transfer.

The possibility that one of the two leave warned the representatives of the greatest goalkeepers, and Barça have already received a proposal from an old acquaintance: Pepe Reina, the goalkeeper trained at the club, who made his debut in the first team in the 2000/01 season. He then went on Villarreal, Liverpool, Napoli, Bayern Munich last season and has returned to Napoli. According to the newspaper Sport, today his agent went to the facilities of the club to offer the services of Reina.

Aged 33, Reina would love to return to Barcelona with his family and would not show problems to be the substitute goalkeeper. He could play Copa games and he would be guarantee replacement if the starter is injured. Furthermore, he also has very good relationship with some of the squad members like Iniesta, Piqué and Mascherano, and he coincided with Luis Enrique when the current coach was still first-team player.