Lazio goalkeeper Pepe Reina’s contract would automatically extend for another year should the club qualify for Europe this season.

As reported by Italian newspaper La Repubblica (via La Lazio Siamo Noi) earlier today, the 39-year-old Spanish veteran is still coach Maurizio Sarri’s number one this season, leaving Albanian shot-stopper Thomas Strakosha relegated to the sidelines.

Strakosha is hoping to find some minutes in the Europa League before reflecting on his future; his current contract expires next year in 2022 and so far a renewal is not being considered.

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Reina’s contract also expires with Lazio next year, but his deal contains an option for another year. There is also a clause in the contract that states that it would automatically renew until 2023 should the Roman club qualify for European competition this season.

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This seems likely, considering that qualifying for any of the Champions League, Europa League, and Conference League would activate the clause.