Speaking after finishing training at Napoli's Centro Sportivo Castel Volturno training ground, almost 40 kilometres from the centre of Naples, Reina admits to joe.co.uk, the situation that Hart finds himself in is one that he has given some thought to and not just out of a sense of solidarity with a fellow member of the goalkeepers union.
“It is harder when you are a keeper and you have to move,” he says. “If you are an outfield player you have many more options but as a keeper who wants to play football at the highest level there are nowhere near as many clubs that you can join.
“I am really happy to be here. It is a club where I have been made to feel really important and this season we are playing Champions League which is positive in itself.” Next season, he hopes Napoli will be joined in European's elite by Liverpool, his former club, for whom he still holds a great deal of affection. “I'm optimistic about their chances,” he says.
“It looks like they have done some good business in the transfer window and I think they can fight to finish in the top three. In Jurgen Klopp they have a manager who is absolutely right for the club. His personality, hunger, ambition and style of football are exactly what they needed so I am hoping they will do well this season.”