Reina surprised by Valdes exit

Liverpool goalkeeper Jose Reina was surprised by Victor Valdes' decision to leave Barcelona at the end of his contract.

Last Updated: 05/02/13 at 15:31 Post Comment

Reina is surprised to see Valdes move on from Barcelona

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Liverpool goalkeeper Jose Reina is surprised by Victor Valdes' decision to leave Barcelona at the end of his contract but has downplayed suggestions he is a candidate to replace his Spain team-mate at the Nou Camp.

Last month, Valdes made the shock announcement that he would not sign a new contract with Barca after his existing deal expires in 2014, with the 31-year-old saying he wanted a new challenge.

Reina was among those caught unawares by the decision, and told MoviStar: "I was surprised because Victor is with the best team in the world."

Reina, son of former Barca goalkeeper Miguel Reina, came through the Barcelona academy and played several games for the senior side as a teenager after injuries to the club's first- and second-choice stoppers opened the door.

While his father has already said in the wake of Valdes' decision that he would love to see his son back at the Nou Camp, Reina was more reticent.

"When I sign a contract I fulfil it and I have signed with Liverpool until 2016," he said, before adding: "Barcelona is the best club in the world.

"I know what it means because I trained there as a player and as a person."


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