Pepe Reina joins Bayern Munich

Berlin: Liverpool's Spanish international goalkeeper Pepe Reina has joined Bayern Munich on a three-year deal, the Bundesliga champions announced on Friday.

Pepe Reina
Pepe Reina

The 31-year-old spent last season on loan from the English Premier League runners-up with Serie A side Napoli. Reina will be second choice behind German World Cup-winning goalkeeper Manuel Neuer.

"I'm thrilled to come to one of the biggest clubs in the world, it's a huge moment in my life," said Reina after his reported three-million-euro move.

On the signing of Reina, Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said on the club's official website: "It reflects what we were looking for. We wanted a goalkeeper who is experienced and established and also has certain footballing qualities."

Reina served as Liverpool's number one for eight seasons following his signing from Villarreal in 2005, but the arrival of Simon Mignolet last summer saw him reunited with former Reds boss Rafael Benitez in Italy.

Reina came through the ranks at Barcelona, but could never fully establish himself at the Nou Camp and moved to the Yellow Submarine in 2002, spending three seasons with the club before his move to the Premier League.

While at Anfield, Reina won the FA Cup, League Cup and European Super Cup and added the Coppa Italia to his list of medals in Naples last season. Reina will be officially presented to the club's fans at an open day at the Allianz Arena on Saturday.

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