In all probability, its Zinedine Zidane who will be replacing Rafael Benitez as the manager of Real Madrid and the thing which is at the top of his to-do list is to bring back the legendary shot stopper Iker Casillas.
However, Casillas is not that much interested in making a move back to Bernabeu.
If the sources are to be believed, Zidane has already had a chat with Casillas and he has let him know that he would be the first choice at the club if he decides to come back, but, there’s not been a positive response from the former Los Blancos skipper.
It has been a disappointing season for FC Porto going by their exemplary standards in the last decade. The team has dominated the Portuguese football scene with several league titles.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.