Pepe Reina is going to return to Napoli next season, signing a three-year deal after passing his medical in Naples on Tuesday. Previous reports have suggested Bayern Munich will receive a €4 million transfer fee.
Reina spent just one season in Munich as Manuel Neuer's backup goalkeeper. He made just three starts, one of which he was sent off in the 13th minute for denying a goal scoring opportunity. With Bayern, Reina won his first league title as a professional.
The 32-year-old returns to Napoli after spending the 2013/14 season in Naples on loan from Liverpool. Napoli allegedly did not make his move permanent due to his high wage demands (ones that supposedly would have made him the second-highest payed player on the team). The wages he signed for this time around are rumored to be around €3 million per season, ones Napoli are able to afford.
Bayern purchased the services of Stuttgart's Sven Ulreich last week, reaffirming their backup goalkeeper position. Neuer has played more minutes in the last three seasons than any other goalkeeper in Europe, making the backup goalkeeper position at Bayern more important than before.