Liverpool ace looking ahead to Barca move

Liverpool's Jose Reina

Pepe Reina will not be returning to Liverpool next summer and will join Barcelona, according to the Daily Star.

Reina is adamant that he will not go back to Anfield after criticising the Merseyside club over the way he has been treated in recent weeks.

The 30 year old stopper is set to join Barcelona on a free transfer in 12 months’ time if his loan in Italy goes to plan.

Reina has been replaced at Anfield by Simon Mignolet and the Spanish international knows his time in the Premier League is up.

Barcelona are looking to replace number one Victor Valdes and Reina remains their main target despite his year long loan move to Napoli.

Reina was hoping to make a move to the Catalan club this summer but the managerial merry-go-round blocked that deal and instead the ‘keeper is happy to stay with former Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez in Italy.

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