SPANISH FOOTBALL | SPORTS: IKER CASILLAS TO LEAVE REAL MADRID

IKER CASILLAS TO LEAVE REAL MADRID

News has "exploded" out from Spanish state TV - TVE - that Real Madrid & Spanish International goalkeeper Iker Casillas has decided to look elsewhere next season, that is, he will leave the Club after 16 years in the elite & 25 years from starting in the youth sides. The player himself has not confirmed or denied yet the story but it has been picked up by all local papers & media as a main Sporting "flash".



Iker Casillas had expressed weeks back that his intentions were to continue in Real Madrid until the end of his contract. However, fanbase rejection all season, the arrival of new Coach Rafael Benitez & the possible arrival of David De Gea from Manchester United has made Casillas rethink this future. It seems that his options are very clear, if he stays he will be a substitute goalie & his "ticket" for the upcoming Euro 2016 in doubt, while if he leaves he can continue playing in the frontline of European Football & breathe new air in one of the many offers his representatives say they have received. 

The "veteran" observers add that Iker Casillas had made up his mind weeks back & has simply maintained a "tug-of-war" negotiation position with Real Madrid accepting an exit if he receives the money owed from his remaining two years at the Club or a transfer without a any fee. 

In any case, the news from TVE will needed to be verified & if possible affirmed from iker Casillas himself. The news source adds that both Club & player are ironing out the details for a grand exit with full honours, they need to settle the details, the economic issues & the dates.

Stay tuned for further news. 

PS: Spanish Sports paper "Marca" cites the player as saying "he hasn't received a call from the Club". Thus has no intention of moving" ?????

No comments:

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...