|Barcelona interested in Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina|
FC Barcelona are prepared in case goalkeeper Claudio Bravo decides to leave the club this summer as they are already lining up his replacement, which is Napoli shot stopper Pepe Reina, Catalan source Mundo Deportivo reports.
Majority of speculations state that Barça’s plan for the upcoming 2016/2017 season is to deploy young goalkeeper Marc Andre Ter Stegen as the club’s number 1 in goal, which will mean Bravo will feature in just few games, a position which the Chilean may find uncomfortable, hence, a move away from the club is possible.
Reports in Spain and England suggest that former FC Barcelona and current Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is a huge fan of the Copa America winner and is trying everything possible to bring him to the Etihad. Meanwhile, Barça are prepared for the worst as they line up Pepe Reina as his potential replacement.
According to Mundo Deportivo, both Luis Enrique and technical secretary Robert Fernandez see Pepe Reina as a perfect replacement as he is a good shot stopper that is also good with his feet and will be able to adapt quickly to the dressing room due to the fact that he’s Spanish and is a former Barça player.
Pepe Reina is a graduate of FC Barcelona’s youth academy and played in the senior team for two years. He featured in 30 league games for the Catalans before joining Villarreal. Now 33, he will be very easy to purchase and will be willing to stay on the bench, featuring only in the Copa del Rey.
DO YOU THINK PEPE REINA WOULD BE A GOOD REPLACEMENT IN CASE CLAUDIO BRAVO LEAVES??