Coco (itsacoco) wrote in ontd_football,

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"You gotta let me knoooow, should I stay or should I go?" - Iker Casillas


The transfer rumors just get crazier and more heart-wrenching! Although there have been rumors circulating about Iker leaving Madrid before, it seems recent events have started fleshing out the details of these rumors and Iker might actually pull the trigger! In an article by the Daily Mail..

"Iker Casillas wants Real Madrid to tear up his contract so he can join Arsenal on a free transfer, according to reports in Spain.

The Spain keeper is an institution at the Bernabeu but lost his No 1 spot to Diego Lopez two seasons ago and now only starts for Real in the Champions League.

And with Madrid having signed Costa Rica keeper Keylor Navas, Casillas will look for a new challenge, according to El Confidencial.

Arsenal are long-term admirers of the 33-year-old and have been linked with him extensively this year.

One stumbling block could be that they have already agreed a deal for a goalkeeper, £3.2million for Nice's Colombian David Ospina.

With the departure of Lukasz Fabianski to Swansea, however, Arsenal are a bit light on keepers so Casillas may still be pursued even if Ospina signs.

That could leave the future of Gunners No 1 Wojciech Szczesny in doubt as Casillas would surely not want to warm the bench at the Emirates after his months of frustration in Madrid."

Daily Mail Article (en Ingles)
El Confidencial Article (en Español)

Very big news if this pushes through. Iker is a pillar in Real Madrid's current squad. Not only is he the captain but he's been playing for the senior team since 1999, making him the longest-serving player in the squad. No one even comes close. (The next veteran? Sergio Ramos, who began in 2005. That's a huuuuge gap.) Iker is one of the very few one-club men in La Liga right now and it would be weird seeing him play for a club that ISN'T Real Madrid. But hey, Arsenal's not too shabby of a choice. I'm just going to assume Mesut is the mastermind behind all this since he left Madrid, he is now bringing Madrid to HIM. :P
Tags: club: arsenal, club: real madrid, iker casillas, rumour!!!

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