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Pepe Reina joins Aston Villa on loan while Asmir Begovic moves to Milan

Goalkeepers Pepe Reina and Asmir Begovic have jopined new clubs on loan, with the former joining Aston Villa and the latter switching to AC Milan.

Reina joins Villa on loan as Begovic moves to Milan

Pepe Reina has returned to the Premier League, joining Aston Villa on a six-month loan deal from from AC Milan on loan, while Bournemouth's Asmir Begovic has moved in the opposite direction - to San Siro on a short-term deal.

Reina set for Anfield reunion

Former Liverpool goalkeeper Reina spent eight years at Anfield as the team's first-choice No.1. He will spend the remainder of the season at Villa Park and could get to face his old club when Villa are guests at Anfield on 11 April. Villa have moved for the 37-year-old due to the season-ending knee injury England's Tom Heaton suffered earlier this month.

Reina joined Milan from Napoli in 2018 but has been unable to dislodge Gianluigi Donnarumma and has been restricted to five Serie A appearances. Donnarumma's deputy will now be ex-Chelsea goalkeeper Begovic, who has also moved on a deal that runs until the end of the campaign.