Keeper’s father paves way for a return to Camp Nou.
Liverpool goalkeeper Jose Manuel Reina would relish a return to his boyhood club Barcelona, according to the player’s father, reports the Metro.
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The Catalan giants were stunned recently by the decision of current No 1 Victor Valdes not to renew his current contract, that expires next year, at Camp Nou meaning Barca are presently on the look-out for a new shot-stopper to replace the Spain international.
And Miguel Reina, who also played in goal for the Spanish giants, believes his son is the man to fill Valdes’s shoes.
“I am absolutely convinced Pepe would be more than delighted to return to his Barcelona, where they made him into an upstanding man from the time he arrived at the age of 12 until he left,’ Reina Snr told La Xerxa radio.
“I say it publicly, I would be delighted to see Pepe back at Barca, of course I would. What father would not like to see his son at Barca? He has already been there but to return would be extraordinary.
“Pepe has shown sufficient proof of the calibre of goalkeeper he is and right now, and sorry for the lack of modesty, he would be up to the task and the ideal keeper for FC Barcelona without a shadow of a doubt.”
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