Newcastle fans react to talk of Pepe Reina interest

Newcastle United are absolutely desperate to sign a new goalkeeper this month.

Neither Rob Elliot nor Karl Darlow has seriously impressed between the sticks this season, and it is not a surprise that head coach Rafael Benitez wants a new number one.

Slovakian international Martin Dubravka is the latest name being linked with a move to St James’ Park, but it is thought that Benitez’s leading target could be Napoli stopper Pepe Reina.

Reina might be 35, but he has plenty of experience when it comes to Premier League football, and might well relish the chance to link up with Benitez once again.

The Spaniard, who is valued at £1.8m by transfermarkt.co.uk, is still the number one with his Italian club, however, which would surely make any deal very complicated for Newcastle.

The news has been filtering around social media over the last 48 hours or so, and Newcastle fans have now had their say on the reported interest.

It would be fair to say that not many are taking the reports seriously due to the current uncertainty surrounding the ownership of the club.

A selection of the Twitter reaction can be found below: