former Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina is expected to join Aston Villa on loan from AC Milan on Monday.
Villa agreed a loan fee with AC Milan on Friday night, and Reina was seen in the stands at Villa Park on Saturday, watching Manchester City’s 6-1 victory.
He will complete a medical later on Monday before completing the formalities of a deal until the end of the season.
The former Liverpool player developed as a top target for Dean Smith’s side after a season-finishing injury to Tom Heaton.
Smith needed an accomplished ‘guardian who can opening straight into the side, in spite of the fact that Orjan Nyland will stay in goal for Sunday’s game against Manchester City, live on Sky Sports Premier League.
Reina has played 13 games in the last two seasons for AC Milan and is quick to get increasingly game time, yet he is expected to compete with Nyland, who impressed in the Carabao Cup semi-last first leg against Leicester.
Reina, 37, showed up for Liverpool somewhere in the range of 2005 and 2014 and has won 36 caps for Spain.