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Tottenham Hotspur player, Peter Crouch looks on during the npower Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Derby County at Loftus Road on April 18, 2011 in London, England.

Aston Villa have signed Pepe Reina.

Goalkeeper, Pepe Reina of Napoli in action during the UEFA Champions League group F match between Feyenoord and SSC Napoli at Feijenoord Stadion on December 6, 2017 in Rotterdam,...

Aston Villa completed a deal for Pepe Reina last night with the club announcing the move.

Reina joins Villa on loan until the rest of the season from AC Milan.

The Spaniard adds a veteran presence for a team battling against relegation.


Even at the age of 37, Reina could have a big impact.

His former Liverpool teammate Peter Crouch has reacted positively to Reina's move.

He backed Reina's character as well as his ability.

Getting in a new face, especially one of Reina's calibre, comes at a good time after Villa suffered a heavy defeat to Manchester City.

They can't afford to feel sorry for themselves after the 6-1 loss and Reina's arrival can give the team a lift.

Villa stopper Tom Heaton has been ruled out until the rest of the season, BBC Sport reported, part of a double blow which saw striker Wesley also injured.

One replacement is now sorted, and Villa's attentions can turn now towards bringing in a new striker.

Pepe Reina of Liverpool shouts to his team-mates during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Everton at Anfield on May 5, 2013 in Liverpool, England.

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