Pepe Reina is closing in on leaving AC Milan and joining Premier League side Aston Villa, according to the latest reports.
After four seasons with Napoli and 18 months with the Rossoneri, Reina’s Italian adventure is about to end.
Personal terms have already been agreed: the former Liverpool man will join the Midlands club on a six-month deal with an option for another year that would be activated automatically if Premier League status is retained.
Interestingly, Reina has made only one appearance this season against Genoa during which he made a howler during the opening stages of the match before saving a last-minute penalty to preserve the three points.
The 37-year-old is physically ready for a new challenge and the chance to start again, the report claims, before hanging up his boots and potentially beginning a career as a coach.
Pepe #Reina sta per salutare la #SerieA: il suo agente sta chiudendo in queste ore la sua cessione all' #AstonVilla. Contratto di 6 mesi+opzione automatica a salvezza raggiunta. I dettagli su @calciomercatoit https://t.co/8gXjZ1efsI
— Mirko Calemme (@mirkocalemme) January 8, 2020