Reina is close to joining Aston Villa, Milan would first like to get a replacement and Viviano is an option

Pepe Reina during training at Milanello. (

Pepe Reina will leave Milan in this transfer window, but the Rossoneri first want to strike a deal for a replacement.

The flops of the 2018 transfer window, which was conducted by Marco Fassone and Massimiliano Mirabelli, continue to leave Milan. The latest name to get his suitcases ready is Pepe Reina.

The Spanish goalkeeper arrived on a free transfer two and a half years ago and has acted as the deputy of Gianluigi Donnarumma, while being one of the highest paid Milan players – with a net salary of €3 million.

As reported by, Sky Italia, La Gazzetta dello Sport and others, Reina is very close to leaving Milan 18 months before the end of his contract, and make a return to the Premier League, where he played with Liverpool from 2005 to 2014. Specifically, he’s ready to join Aston Villa.

The management today had two meetings with the agent of Reina, Manuel Garcia Quilon, to understand the intentions of the red and black club. However, before the deal can move forward – Milan would like to sign a replacement. According to Nicolò Schira, contacts have begun with Emiliano Viviano, who is currently without a team. The 34-year-old last played for SPAL last season.

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This is a good move because of the salary Reina earns. Makes no sense paying a reserve keeper such a high salary. That was another poor signing by Milan yet again. SMDH