Valencia on trial of Reds keeper Reina

Spanish club Valencia is vowing Liverpool's Spanish keeper Jose Reina. Expected amout for this transfer is $15 million.

india Updated: Nov 15, 2006 19:32 IST

Spanish outfit Valencia is on the trail of Liverpool's Spanish keeper Jose Reina, according to a report on Wednesday.

Liverpool's manager Rafael Benitez used to coach the east coast Spanish side and now current Valencia handler Quique Flores is hoping to tempt Benitez into letting Reina go with an eight million pound bid ($15 million).

According to The Sun Flores wants the 24-year-old Reina to replace the aging Santiago Canizares.

The carrot for Reina is a chance to boost his status in the Spain set-up, in which he plays second fiddle to Real Madrid's Iker Casillas.

Benitez has already admitted that Liverpool, who sit ninth and 14 points adrift of leaders Manchester United, are virtually out of the Premiership race.

Reina, who replaced 2005 Champions League final hero Jerzy Dudek as the Red's first choice keeper, joined Liverpool for six million pounds ($11.37 million) from Villarreal after starting his career at Barcelona.

First Published: Nov 15, 2006 15:35 IST