Rafa Benitez’s main goalkeeping target this summer has been his former goalkeeper at Liverpool, Pepe Reina, who has extensive Premier League experience.
Rafa has also said he is a real leader off and on the field, but we had given up all hope of signing him after a long drawn out saga with Napoli this summer.
But news in the last day or two is that Pepe is now willing to put in a transfer request to force a move out of Napoli, and he wants to join Newcastle.
We can only assume that Rafa has been talking to his former goalkeeper lately and Pepe could become a big player at the Tyneside club.
The 34-year-old was signed by Rafa for both Liverpool and Napoli, and this would be the third time Rafa has signed the talented 35 times capped Spanish International goalkeeper.
Pepe Reina – ready to hand in transfer request to move to Newcastle
Given that Reina could be a huge player for Newcastle in the next couple of years at least, we hope Newcastle don’t show their penny-pinching ways again but quickly agree on a fee for Pepe and get him to the club.
There’s a two-week International break coming up after next weekend’s games, and that’s time for any new players to quickly get acclimatized to life on Tyneside.
Pepe Reina seems just what we need plus maybe three or four more good players coming into the club before the end of the month.
What do you think?