SPANISH FOOTBALL | SPORTS: MANCHESTER CITY - ARSENAL FC SOUND OUT IKER CASILLAS

MANCHESTER CITY - ARSENAL FC SOUND OUT IKER CASILLAS

News locally & from overseas is mounting speculating about the future of Spanish International & Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas. The situation of the player with his Club is that the "regular" goalkeeper for Real Madrid is Diego Lopez who has been chosen by Coach Ancelotti to be the starting keeper in Spanish Liga. Iker Casillas has been given the keeper role in Champions League & the Spanish Cup, however these competitions are not regular as the weekly Spanish Football League competition.

This unusual situation for Iker Casillas has lead the Spanish International to consider perhaps moving on to find that regular playing position that a player of his stature looks for & needs to maintain himself at the elite level. Also the upcoming World Cup Finals in Brazil lurks in the forefront of the mind of Iker Casillas as his starting place with the Spanish Football National Team is also being questioned & not guaranteed.

Iker Casillas himself has let known in an indirect fashion & sometimes in a encrypted  manner, that leaving Real Madrid could be an option & the "rumour mill" locally sounds on a weekly basis. 


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News out of England, concretely English paper "Daily Mirror" , has informed that intermediaries from Manchester City & Arsenal FC have began sounding out & have contacted the Real Madrid goalkeeper for a possible move. Manchester City has a "goalkeeper problem" with its regular keeper Hart sat on the bench after some terrible performances. Man City Coach Pellegrini ( ex Coach of Real Madrid ) knows well Casillas & considers that incorporating the Spanish International would give the keeper spot guarantees & security to tackle the rest of the season.

In both case, both Clubs would desire a fast incorporation, that is a transfer in the Winter Market window that opens the 1 st of  January 2014. The price would be high, no one has published the possible transfer fee but below 45-50M€ is not an option I believe.

I personally think that Iker Casillas will NOT move from Real Madrid this "Winter Market". Plus Iker Casillas would not be eligible to play Champions League for either Manchester City or Arsenal as he has already played Champions with Real Madrid. What I do believe is that if Casillas keeps playing "second fiddle" to Diego Lopez at the end of the season he may consider a summer transfer move, this is a possibility. Until then we will all be staying tuned & alert for further developments. 


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