Real Madrid legend Iker Casillas was arguably the best goalkeeper in the world with the Spanish giants but the high flyer has dropped form so bad in such a quick span that it is now embarrassing.
The Spain international has won every major trophy any player can think of but he has grown old rather too fast.
He was discharged from Real Madrid rather ignominiously in 2015 and was sent to join Portuguese giants FC Porto after agreeing to a two year deal. Casillas overtook fellow countryman Xavi to now hold the record for most appearances in UEFA Champions League history but his time at Porto has been a real plunge from the player we used to know. There are even rumours that it was Real Madrid president Florentino Perez that orchestrated his exit after his form dipped so badly. He was disgraced at the 2014 World Cup and currently fears that he might lose his spot to David de Gea.
Being the very experienced player that he is, he has made too many high-profile mistakes in a Dragao shirt and the 34-year old star now has the worst ratio of goals conceded per game of any Porto goalkeeper since they started collecting data on the Portuguese league.
The manager of the Spanish national team, Vicente del Bosque has always mentioned his target of a smooth transition as there are a lot of young talented player coming up and it might just be the time for De Gea. Casillas even admitted this he told Cadena Cope radio:
“De Gea is no longer the future but a strong contender. It’s clear that all of us that are here, we think that he can play.”
Del Bosque has not made a decision on who will be behind the posts but will decide when they begin their title defence against Czech Republic on June 13.