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The Time Is Right To Move In And Sign This Transfer Target

There’s news from Italy that Pepe Reina has refused to sign a new contract extension at Napoli, which the club want to do since he has only one year left on his current deal and he could become a free agent next summer and leave for nothing.

We had almost given up hope on Pepe, after his agent Manuel Garcia Quilon had met with the club last week and announced the goalkeeper would see out the final year of his contract.

We thought that was it, but now it seems that Pepe does not want a new deal to stay in Naples.

Pepe Reina – good time to buy him

The report is from the RAI TV station that Reina has been offered a two year extension to his deal which would make him 37 after another three years in Italy.

The report is that the club are not happy at all that Pepe has turned down the deal and it seems the rift between player and club has now widened.

A few weeks ago it had been reported that Rafa has already agreed terms with the goalkeeper on a new deal at Newcastle, so we assume that would be a three year deal, although a two year deal is also possible with the option of another year.

RAI says the deal was turned down by Pepe because he wants wages of €60K/week (£52.2K/week).

The fee for Reina is also said to be €5M (£4.3M) if Napoli  sell, but that’s not much different from the reports recently that he would cost £3M or £4M.

So we don’t think the finances of buying Reina will have put Rafa Benitez off at all and Pepe would maybe get wages of £55K/week at the Magpies – maybe that’s what has already been offered to him.

It all depends if Rafa really wants Pepe Reina at Newcastle  and if he does the time seems ripe for the move.

And if Pepe does come to Newcastle it will prove that Rafa is in charge of all football matters at the club, because Mike Ashley wouldn’t have allowed this – not until Rafa came on board.

If Rafa wants Pepe then now’s the time to move and Newcastle are in the driver’s seat in negotiating a fee with Napoli, because if he doesn’t move this summer they could lose him for nothing next year.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

6 comments so far

  • ShirebrookToon

    Jun 8, 2017 at 7:42 AM

    Comment #1

    Deja vu!

  • giimps

    Jun 8, 2017 at 7:51 AM

    Comment #2

    Is that a groundhog I see?

  • Mag52

    Jun 8, 2017 at 7:54 AM

    Comment #3


    Over to you Rafa.
    Personally I query whether we need another GK, but in Rafa we trust.

  • ShirebrookToon

    Jun 8, 2017 at 7:56 AM

    Comment #4

    There’s a few of those about this summer

  • cyprus

    Jun 8, 2017 at 8:12 AM

    Comment #5

    We have a keeper who has featured for the Dutch international team, the Republic of Ireland one, the brightest new prospect and a decent incumbent… yes, sign Pepe!

    On previous:

    I think many fans offhandedly dismiss the value of this player who has consistently been voted MVP in international tournaments, even as a very young player. He’s one of the big talents and was a scoop for us.

    He now must make the step up. He will be lethal, somewhere.

    We forget he hasn’t been given a long run as number 9. He doesn’t even have that number. He has been starved of chances. Having missed a few, he gets condemned. They all do.

    Having said all this, he still has to prove himself, but he’s very young. If Rafa doesn’t fancy him, loan him out, by all means. Don’t sell, because he may, just may, be a diamond in the rough.

    Send me the cheque, mitrovic

  • Jackthehat

    Jun 8, 2017 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #6

    Bringing in Reina till Woodman is ready makes sense. HWTL!


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