Iker Casillas

IkerCasillas is on the verge of joining Porto

For the past few seasons IkerCasillas has been a subject of discussion as his future was a mystery. Real Madrid has been searching around the transfer market for a player who can replace the Spanish goalkeeper who at the age of 34 is reaching the twilight stages of his career.

IkerCasillas wants to stay at Real Madrid even if he is just a substitute player

Real Madrid is eager on refreshing some of the positions in the squad and one of those spots is the goal-keeping one which is currently being filled by IkerCasillas but the veteran shot-stopper is not expected to continue playing a starting role for a much longer time.

There is a list of potential players that could be signed by Real Madrid within the upcoming few seasons that can turn into the new stars of the Spanish club and one of these players is Manchester United’s David de Gea.

Real Madrid in Brilliant Form this Season

Real Madrid have been showing a lot of flair in recent weeks to overcome their opponents. This has led to the Spanish club scoring goals for fun with Cristiano Ronaldo leading the goal scoring charts with an astonishing 28 league goals.

Madrid, though, got the taste of a different kind of match during the weekend when they had to battle for a 2-1 narrow victory over Cordoba. Superstar Ronaldo received a card in the match much to surprise of many around the globe. His red card came at a time when Madrid where still searching for a victory in the match.

Iker Casillas helps Real Madrid being Favorite

Real Madrid have moved into the position as being one of the favourites for the la Liga title after an impressive winning streak that now extends to 18 matches.

Defoe future in doubt

Jermain Defoe has gone back to America to join the MLS club Toronto FC, but, his future there appears to be far from being sure with reports coming through that he might be moving to England come the next transfer window in January.
The Rangers (QPR) and the Hammers are believed to have planned to bid for the veteran striker in winter.
Defoe, who signed for Toronto this year only, has delivered regularly in his debut season there in USA, but, his stats could have been much better if he had not missed matches due to injury. He has just managed to make 16 appearances so far.

Casillas Fall From Grace

Iker Casillas fall from grace has been remarkable, as it was not long ago that the Spanish international was considered as one of the best goalkeepers in the game. However, his international future is in major doubt after committing a series of mistakes at the World Cup 2014. He has also not been playing regularly for Real Madrid in the last two seasons. The situation is unlikely to improve even after helping the club win the Champions League last season. Casillas is widely expected to be on the verge of leaving Madrid with Arsenal showing an interest in him.

Casillas Wants To Remain Focused

Real Madrid captain Iker Casillas has stated that the 1-0 win over Bayern Munich at the Santiago Bernabeu is not the end of the tie and that the players should remain focused ahead of the second leg at the Allianz Arena next week. The Spanish club continued their impressive record over the German club at this ground after winning yet another match. The 1-0 win was achieved next to a brilliant counter-attacking goal from Karim Benzema. Cristiano Ronaldo and Angel di Maria also had brilliant opportunities to extend the lead, but the match finished with a narrow advantage for the Spaniards.

NO TRANSFERS

It has been made clear by Iker Casillas that he is not likely to take a transfer until his deal with his current club Real Madrid expires.

The 32 years old shot stopper who has been the World Cup Champion as well is currently not the first choice at Santiago Bernabeu, but, he is alright with it. He is not unhappy at all to be given only limited playing opportunities by the Los Blancos management.

Before the beginning of the 2013-14 Season, there were speculations that Casillas would leave Madrid, but, it wasn’t to be.

NOT FIRST CHOICE

Iker Casillas went from being the undisputed man in between the posts of Real Madrid to being a substitute player behind the likes of Diego Lopez; this was during the time that Jose Mourinho was the coach of Real Madrid who almost always preferred having Lopez ahead of Casillas.

Now with Carlo Ancelotti in charge of the tactical side of the team both Lopez and Casillas are being switched out week in and week out but the veteran shot-stopper Iker Casillas has given a hint at his future.

TREBLE DREAMS

Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas, who has largely been on the sidelines this campaign, has stated that his team can win the treble this campaign against all odds. Madrid are currently three points behind table leaders Barcelona, but Athletico Madrid have also emerged as a strong contender for the title.

They have been quite brilliant in the Champions league so far after managing to top the group with victories in all the matches. They are also close to progression to the latter stages of the Copa del Rey.

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