One of the best goalkeepers in Europe over the past 15 years might be jobless sooner than later. And even though he has plenty left in the tank, we might be seeing the last of his impressive career.
We are talking about none other than Iker Casillas. The former Real Madrid goalkeeper has been playing for FC Porto in the last few years, but there is a high chance he leaves the club in the near future. According to several reports, the Spaniard is being shown the exit door in the club due to his massive £4.5 million-per-year wages and the FFP implications the Dragoes could face because of that.
As a result, the former Real Madrid star could therefore be available at a cut price for someone as soon as the January transfer window opens. And let’s face it – who wouldn’t want Casillas as his starting goalkeeper? He has proven his value after leaving Real Madrid, and could easily become the starter for a team featuring in the UEFA Champions League or the UEFA Europe League.
In case he doesn’t sign with any team during January, the 36-year-old could walk away for free next summer. However, that’s not Porto’s plan. They are keen to save on wages and hopefully recoup a small fee of what they invested to acquire the Spaniard.
Casillas has been dropped from the starting XI by Porto boss Sergio Conceicao, who favours Jose Sa to be the starter going forward. But there is no question it would be sad to see to one of Eus rope’s most decorated players of late ending his career on the bench.