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25 Jul 2018 12:47:32
Sources in Italy saying we're close to signing Reina as Courtois replacement. Not sure how much truth there is in it. Sort of makes sense if you break it down:

1. Knows Sarri's system as well as anyone
2. Experience of Premier League and Europa
3. Very good with his feet for a keeper
4. €9m is obviously not breaking the bank
5. Sign him for a season, see who is available next season. For example, Oblak, Pickford, Kepa etc.

Just my opinion on those points by the way.

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25 Jul 2018 13:05:20
Hasn’t he just signed for Milan?

25 Jul 2018 13:09:32
You mean the guy who was deemed past his best by Liverpool all those years ago, 35 years old and just signed for Milan on a free transfer? Can't see it myself.

25 Jul 2018 13:24:44
Yeah that same guy. Deemed past his best by Liverpool and that’s been their biggest weakness ever since he left. Played champions league football and trusted by Sarri, especially because of his distribution. that guy.

Anyway, “sources in Italy”.

25 Jul 2018 14:01:28
From Tancredi Palmeri of BEIN SPORTS?

25 Jul 2018 14:20:16
They replaced him because he was no longer good enough, just because they thought Mignolet was the answer doesn't mean that a 35 year old Reina is now suddenly good enough for us. I'd be massively disappointed with this signing unless of course he's coming to replace Willy as our number 2.

25 Jul 2018 14:52:06
So you agree with Liverpool’s judgement in Goalkeepers?

25 Jul 2018 15:51:16
It's almost like you didn't just read my above post. He wasn't good enough then and certainly isn't now and if you believe otherwise you're basically stating you're more than happy with us returning to mediocrity.

25 Jul 2018 16:41:58
I read the post, you’ve cited Liverpool deeming him not good enough and his age. Did you bother to read my original post where I stated it may make sense to get him for a season! Then go for someone world class next season. You know, when we aren’t playing Thursday night football and hopefully attract a better class of keeper with champs league on offer? I think there are only 2 keepers that are as good as or better than Courtious but are we going to spend €100m this season? I just don’t understand how he isn’t good enough when he’s been in the champs league since he left Liverpool, fighting for titles at Napoli, Bayern and Napoli again.

25 Jul 2018 17:00:13
And I said that whilst Liverpool replaced him poorly, they still deemed him worth replacing. Furthermore, you say he's been challenging for titles in the clubs he's played for since but he was number 2 at Bayern, Napoli hardly set the world alight in European competition with him in goal and last season was their title challenge under Sarri. Whilst I agree we may have to settle for a stop gap, there are far better options than a 35 year old Pepe Reina. If we're going for past it goalkeepers we may as well get Petr Cech back at least he loves the club and has won trophies in his time.



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