Report: Newcastle United could sign Pepe Reina for just £4m

General view outside St James' Park

Newcastle United are eager to sign Pepe Reina from Napoli this summer.

Pepe Reina

According to a report in the Northern Echo, Newcastle United could sign Pepe Reina from Napoli for just £4 million this summer.

Newcastle have made signing a new goalkeeper one of their top priorities in the upcoming transfer window.

Rafael Benitez is keen to improve his options in goal, as he has doubts over every one of his current custodians.

Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez celebrates at the end of the match

Karl Darlow, Matz Sels and Tim Krul are all set to be sold - leaving Newcastle looking for a new number one.

And Reina is believed to be at the top of Benitez’s wishlist, as he has worked with the Spaniard before.

Benitez has managed Reina at both Napoli and Liverpool earlier in their respective careers.

Spain's Pepe Reina warms up before the match

And he is now keen on a reunion at St. James’ Park, with Reina looking for a way out of Napoli.

Reina only has a year left on his deal with the Italian side, meaning Newcastle are optimistic of completing the deal at a cut-price of just £4 million.

And, if Newcastle could snap Reina up for that price it would surely have to go down as one of the best buys of the summer, given Reina’s quality and experience.

Liverpool's Jose Reina during the game

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