Pepe Reina intends to stick with Liverpool even if they complete signing of Sunderland's Simon Mignolet
Current goalkeeper admits he is happy at Anfield and wants to extend his stay, though he does acknowledge that anything can happen
Thursday 20 June 2013
Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina has spoken about his future with the club following speculation that he will leave should they complete the signing of Simon Mignolet.
The current Sunderland goalkeeper has been the subject of much speculation that he will make the switch to Anfield, allowing Reina to return to Spain after joining the Reds from Villarreal in 2005.
Reina had been linked with a return to former club Barcelona after news surfaced that Victor Valdes would not be extending his contract, while he was linked at the time with a move to big-spending French side Monaco.
But Valdes’ admission that he would see out the final year of his contract has put the brakes on any potential transfer, and Reina has now had his say on what his future holds.
"My situation is clear. I have a three-year contract with Liverpool, although in football you can never tell," he told Spanish radio station Onda Cero.
"I'm very happy and satisfied at Liverpool, I feel valued and respected. Logically, if there was a chance to improve and go to a bigger club it would be a good opportunity, although there are few clubs bigger than Liverpool."
Reina has enjoyed a relatively successful career with Liverpool having won an FA Cup and League Cup, as well as the Community Shield and the European Super Cup, but the absence of Champions League football in recent years must surely be something to think about for the 30-year-old.
In an interview with Spanish newspaper El Confidencial Reina added: "In principle my plan is to continue with Liverpool.
Upon being asked while on duty with Spain at the Confederations Cup if his time at Anfield had come to an end, he responded: "I don't think so. Nor do I think that is a possibility.
"I have three years left on my contract and I want to fulfil that and even go further.
"The best option for my family is for me to stick with Liverpool."
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