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reina back at napoli

Pepe Reina has returned to Napoli on a permanent basis after leaving Bayern Munich.

The former Liverpool goalkeeper, who spent a year on loan at the Stadio San Paolo in 2013-14 before moving to the German side, is now back in Italy.

"Pepe Reina is a player of Napoli," Napoli announced. "The Spanish goalkeeper had a medical at Villa Stuart this morning, accompanied by team doctor Dr De Nicola, and then signed the contract with President De Laurentiis." Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Reina spent nine years at Anfield from 2005 to 2014, winning the FA Cup, League Cup and UEFA Super Cup in that time, before making way when the Reds brought in Simon Mignolet.

He rejoined former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez at Napoli on loan and was part of their Coppa Italia-winning side, before he joined Pep Guadiola's Bayern Munich as Manuel Neuer's understudy.

But after one year at the Allianz Arena he has now agreed to return to Napoli, despite Benitez's recent departure to take charge of Real Madrid.

Irish Independent