Iker Casillas is currently enduring his worst spell at Real Madrid since he broke through in to the team at the age of 19. At 32, Casillas has been edged out of the starting team by Diego Lopez, a player who was signed last season after Casillas injured his hand but unfortunately for the Spanish goalkeeper, he failed to retain his spot.
He was linked with a move to the Premier League during the summer with Arsenal but a move failed to materalise and now Madrid legend and club assistant manager Zinedine Zidane is trying to persuade the experienced player to stay at the club with interest in the ‘keeper expected in January.
“I don’t believe Casillas will leave the club but it is better to have these conversations face to face.”
Spain coach has reassured Casillas that his place for the international team does not rely on his appearances for Madrid and that he will remain as the nation’s first choice goalkeeper behind Napoli’s Pepe Reina and Victor Valdes of Barcelona.
However, Casillas is not looking to spend the rest of his career on the bench and with many clubs offering the chance of first team football, he could be tempted to walk away from the club he has represented his whole career, should his role at the club not change.