AC Milan man close to signing potential 18-month deal at Aston Villa – journalist

By Oliver Fisher -

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.

According to Mirko Calemme of Calciomercato.it, the Spaniard’s agent is currently negotiating with Milan regarding a potential move for his client to Aston Villa.

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.

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