Pepe Reina has officially signed a one-year contract with Villarreal after terminating his deal with Lazio.
The 39-year-old Spanish shot stopper finished the season with the Biancocelesti and looked set to stay for one more year after his contract was automatically renewed following the Europa League qualification, but he surprised the club by asking to terminate the deal at the start of this month.
As announced by Villarreal, Reina has passed his medicals with the Spanish club and has signed a one-year contract, giving him one last adventure following his Lazio departure.
The Spanish goalkeeper joined Lazio on a free transfer in September 2020 after leaving Milan on a free transfer. He took Thomas Strakosha’s starting point under previous coach Simone Inzaghi but ultimately lost out as the season developed under Maurizio Sarri.
Reina made 54 appearances across all competitions for Lazio, for a total of 4890 minutes. In that time, he conceded 89 goals and kept 12 clean sheets.