The Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina has said that he would be extremely delighted to see the back of the Tottenham winger Gareth Bale, who has caused him several problems over the years. The 23-year-old winger is regarded as one of the best in the world, with several clubs like Real Madrid and Barcelona keeping tabs on his situation. After the announcement that the former Barcelona manager Guardiola will be taking over at the German club Bayern Munich, he has also been linked with a Germany as well. Over the years, Reina has suffered a lot of the hands of Bale.
Hence, the Spanish goalkeeper has said that he would be delighted if it was Gareth Bale who departed from the Premier league rather than the Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, who continues to be linked with several clubs like Paris St Germain. Bale is expected to command a transfer fee in the region of £ 50 million. The Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas recently said that the possibility of Bale staying at White Hart Lane would be strengthened if the club managed to finish in the Champions league places. Tottenham are currently fourth in the table and they have a small advantage over their arch rivals Arsenal in terms of points.
“I can’t see Luis Suarez playing in La Liga. I think he’ll stay at Liverpool. He’s a great player. So are Bale and a few others in the Premier League. If Real Madrid signs Bale, I’ll be delighted. He causes me a lot of problems,” said Pepe Reina, who himself has been linked with a move to Barcelona in order to replace Victor Valdes. The 30-year-old Valdes has been linked with a move away from Barcelona after his refusal to sign the contract with the club. Reina played for Barcelona during his childhood days.