Premier League strugglers Aston Villa confirmed the signing of former Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina on loan from Serie A side AC Milan until the end of the season.
The 37-year-old, who spent nine seasons at Liverpool, adds experience to a side who are without first-choice keeper Tom Heaton for the rest of the season through injury.
Villa are currently in the relegation zone in 18th place and will hope a player of Reina's pedigree can get them moving up the table.
"We've managed to secure a player in Pepe who has a wealth of Premier League experience," Villa head coach Dean Smith said.
"Pepe fits our criteria not just because of his experience but also because of his leadership qualities."
Australian Associated Press