Liverpool have agreed a deal thought to be worth £2 million for the sale of Pepe Reina to Bayern Munich, it is being reported on Tuesday night.
Reina has been searching for a new permanent club this summer after returning from a season-long loan spell with Napoli and now looks set to join former Barcelona teammate Pep Guardiola, manager at Bayern.
Liverpool have accepted an offer from Bayern Munich for Pepe Reina.
— Tony Barrett (@TonyBarretTimes) August 5, 2014
The 31-year-old Spanish international spent eight seasons at Liverpool under Rafa Benitez, Roy Hodgson, Kenny Dalglish and Brendan Rodgers, before Mignolet was brought in to replace him.
He made 395 appearances for the Reds since his move from Villarreal in 2006, playing his last game against QPR in May 2013— also Jamie Carragher’s final game for the club.
Having been angling for a move to Barcelona for some time, Reina penned a goodbye letter to fans upon leaving Liverpool for his loan spell at Napoli, burning all bridges with Rodgers.
Pepe Reina has been great for Liverpool and I'm gonna miss him???? Good luck for the future and at Bayern @PReina25
— Steven Gerrard (@KrishanMistryy) August 5, 2014
Nevertheless, Reina was a popular figure on Merseyside and leaves with plenty of passionate memories.
Thanks for everything, Pepe. You’ll Never Walk Alone.