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Barcelona Want Reina as Valdes’ Replacement

20 Jan 2013

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Liverpool’s Pepe Reina

Barcelona's biggest stars want Pepe Reina to return to the Nou Camp in the summer to replace Victor Valdes.
Superstars Xavi and Andres Iniesta, along with skipper Carles Puyol, are said to be pushing for the 30-year-old goalkeeper to go back to the club where he started his career.

See out his contract

The Catalan giants were stunned to hear this week that the popular Valdes, 31, will not sign a new deal when his contract expires in 18 months, reports futaa.com.

It is understood Barca will not force Valdes to see out his contract but will let him leave in the summer as he has been a great servant for eight seasons.

“Going home”

Liverpool may let Reina go in the summer if they receive the right offer, and a shock swap with Valdes should not be ruled out.

Reina has been Spain’s No 3 keeper and their unofficial mascot in the last three tournaments they have won. A close friend of his said he was very happy at Liverpool but a return to Barca would be like “going home”.

Tags: Sports, World, BARCELONA, Pepe Reina, Valdes

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