Liverpool star flattered by transfer interest

Pepe Reina, LiverpoolJose Reina says he is happy at Liverpool but flattered to be linked with a Barcelona return.

Long-serving Barca goalkeeper Victor Valdes has told the Catalan giants he intends to leave the club and will not sign a new contract so the likelihood is he will be moved on this summer.

Reina, who came up through the youth ranks at Camp Nou before joining Villarreal over a decade ago and then moving to Anfield, said he was flattered to be linked with a return to his old club but is happy to see out his contract with the Reds.

The 31-year-old said: “I have three more years with Liverpool.

“I’m satisfied, comfortable and my family are very happy. Rumours are difficult to control but it’s flattering when a club like Barca are interested in you.”

The Spain international added to radio station Cadena Ser: “I don’t know if there has been contact between the clubs or with my agent. At the moment I don’t think there’s anything serious.”

Reina hopes to finish his career back in his homeland, but the Reds keeper added: “I don’t know how long I’ve got left in football, what I do know is I want to enjoy what remains and feel appreciated and at Liverpool I have that.”

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