Reina wants to return to Nou Camp as No 1

Liverpool goalkeeper Jose Reina has admitted he would welcome a return to Barcelona next summer.

Reina, who is on a season-long loan at Serie A side Napoli, has been strongly linked with a move to the Primera Division giants at the end of the campaign to replace the outgoing Victor Valdes.

Barca’s current No 1 announced in May that he would leave the Nou Camp at the end of this season and Reina, who began his career at Barca before making a name for himself at Villarreal and later Liverpool, would relish a return.

However, the 31-year-old knows the Catalan club will have many targets and has refused to look past helping Napoli this season. He told the Spanish newspaper El Mundo Deportivo: “I would love to return to Barcelona. To play at Barca is a privilege. But I imagine that my name is on a list with others.

“Barca is a top club and Victor Valdes’ departure will have alerted other candidates so a return will be very difficult. The important thing is that I continue to do well at Napoli.”

Reina has three years remaining on his contract with Liverpool but is unlikely to return.


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