News being reported in Calciomercato24.com is that Pepe Reina has decided to stay with Napoli for at least the rest of his contract which has one year to run.
Newcastle had been linked heavily with the former Liverpool goalkeeper in the last week so as Rafa Benitez was hoping to bring him to Newcastle, but if this report is true that will not happen, not this summer anyway.
Pepe Reina – staying at Napoli
Pepe’s agent Manuel Garcia Quilon met with Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis today to discuss the situation with the club.
After the meeting Quilon had this to say to Calciomercato24.com.
“Pepe will stay at Napoli until the end of his contract.”
“Certain issues have nothing to do with what happens on the pitch and do not interest us. He is staying at Napoli until 2018.”
There had been tensions growing between Pepe and some high up officials at Napoli including the President.
That tension started when both Reina and his wife walked out of the team’s end of season dinner after De Laurentiis had been making jokes about some of the goalkeeper’s performances last season.
OK – so cross Pepe Reina’s name off the list assuming the report is accurate.