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.
With the 2014 World Cup starting in around 6 months’ time, Casillas wants to have his place secured in Spain but that will not happen if he stays in a club that he has limited time to prove himself.
Manchester City is one of the big clubs that have taken an interest in Casillas and considering that their own goalkeeper Joe Hart has not been playing consistently in this season, the Spanish goalkeeper might just be the better option for the Premier League club.
“I’m not going anywhere I’m going to be No.2,” said Casillas.
Everything that Casillas wants is to be in a club where his position is secured and Manchester City could snatch him up and sign a player that can play consistently throughout the entire season as Joe Hart has displayed impressive performances during a match but next week is completely different.
Some other reports and rumors are claiming that Iker Casillas will leave Real Madrid in June if he does not get any more playing time but this seems rather hard to believe as if he does wait until June, then his starting place in Spain for the 2014 World Cup is going to be in jeopardy giving the chance for Victor Valdes and Pepe Reina to stand out and shine giving Vicente del Bosque an easy choice on who to put in the goalkeeper position, either a player that has no playing time with his club or someone that is doing impressively.
Considering the fact that Iker Casillas is 32 years old, this will probably be his last World Cup.