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Casillas comments on potential move to Major League Soccer

Iker Casillas Comments on Potential Move to MLS

Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas has revealed that he would be open to a move to America to play American Major League Soccer football before his career comes to an end.

The 33-year-old’s future at Real has been a subject of speculation recently as his form has dipped – although he has recovered well after a poor showing in the 2014 FIFA World Cup with Spain.

Meanwhile, rumours have persisted surrounding a potential successor for the long-serving captain Casillas at the Santiago Bernabeu, with the Mirror claiming Manchester United shot-stopper David de Gea as a key target for Los Blancos.

Casillas will inevitably be superseded at Real, the club he has played for since joining the youth academy in 1990, and a move to MLS is seemingly an option for the Spain international.

Casillas noted the attraction of not moving to a club that competes against Real as well as the potential of experiencing a different style of football, after winning three UEFA Champions’ League titles with Real and a World Cup win with Spain in 2010.

He said, as quoted by The Wall Street Journal: “I wouldn’t be able to leave Madrid and sign for a club that competes against them.

“But maybe I will look for a new adventure in different and growing league like the MLS.

“I would like the experience of a different kind of football and if that came tomorrow it would allow me to remember and value the time I have spent at Madrid.”


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