By ESPNSTAR.com staff
The current first choice goalkeeper of the Catalan side, Victor Valdes, recently announced his intention to leave the club at the end of his contract. Although the Spaniard's deal with Barcelona runs till the 2013/14 season, speculation has been rife about his replacement.
Reina's father Miguel, a former Barcelona custodian, told La Xerx that he hoped his son would make the move from Liverpool back to his previous employer.
"I say it publicly: I would be delighted to see Pepe back at Barca, of course I would. What father would not like to see his son at Barca?" he admitted.
"He has already been there but to return would be extraordinary."
Confident that Reina would welcome the change in scenery, Miguel believed a return to the Camp Nou would be a good step for his son's career.
"I am absolutely convinced that Pepe would be more than delighted to return to his Barcelona, where they made him into an upstanding man from the time he arrived at the age of 12 until he left," he stated.
"Pepe has shown sufficient proof of the calibre of goalkeeper he is and right now - and sorry for the lack of modesty - he would be up to the task and the ideal keeper for FC Barcelona."