Transfer News: Pepe Reina to return to Liverpool as Dries Mertens makes Napoli plea
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 25/06/14 10:44am
Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina remains unsure where he will be playing next season after confirming his agents are ‘working on my future’.
Reina spent last season on loan at Serie A side Napoli under former Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez, but still has two years left on his contract at Anfield.
Benitez has ruled out a permanent deal for the Spain international, who started his country’s 3-0 win over Australia in the World Cup on Monday.
The 31-year-old is planning to return to Liverpool for pre-season training, but has yet to hold talks with manager Brendan Rodgers about his future.
“I want to be calm. There are people who are working on my future,” Reina told Gazzetta dello Sport.
“I have two years left on my Liverpool contract and the situation is the same as a month ago.
“I’ve not spoken to Brendan Rodgers and I don’t know what Liverpool think. But I have a contract and that is what counts.
“I have to join up with Liverpool and there’s nothing more I can do. I’ve said goodbye to Rafa and he knows the situation.”
Reina’s performance against Australia was praised by his former Napoli team-mate Dries Mertens, who has urged the club to sign the keeper permanently.
Mertens wrote on Twitter: “Good match Pepe Reina, congratulations! Now make me happy and start negotiating a new contract with Napoli.”