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Busquets Wants Reina To Replace Valdes

Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets has said he would welcome Pepe Reina to the Nou Camp, to replace the departing Victor Valdes.

Valdes has already announced that he will leave Barcelona at the end of the season with Monaco the most likely destination for the 31-year-old goalkeeper.

And Busquets said fellow Spanish international Reina, who is currently being loaned out by Liverpool to Napoli, would be a welcome replacement for Valdes.

“There’s nothing we can do. Knowing him, there’s no way he’ll stay,” Busquets said of Valdes.

“He’s made his mind up and we just have to enjoy having him here for what’s left of the season.”

Busquets later added:

“It’d be great if Reina joined Barcelona, he’d be a fantastic signing.”

On Spain coach Vicente del Bosque snubbing Valdes for their most recent World Cup qualifier against Finland in September, Busquets refuted the suggestion that Iker Casillas was undeserving despite having played fewer minutes leading up to the clash in Helsinki.

“Casillas playing (for Spain) isn’t unfair, it’s up to the coach,” Busquets said.

“They are three top keepers, irrespective of whether Casillas has had less game time.”

 

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