Spanish international team-mate admires Real Madrid shot-stopper.
Manchester City winger Jesus Navas says his international team-mate Iker Casillas would be a great addition to the club, according to talkSPORT.
Casillas was strongly linked with a move away from Real Madrid this summer, despite holding legendary status at the club, after recently falling out of favour with new manager Carlo Ancelotti.
The World Cup winner’s struggles started last season after a rift with then-manager Jose Mourinho saw him dropped to the bench, but surprisingly Ancelotti has continued to favour Diego Lopez as the club’s first choice in goal.
This alerted interest from the likes of Arsenal and Barcelona late on in the transfer window, as well as Manchester City, who are having well-documented goalkeeping problems of their own following some poor recent form from Joe Hart.
Former assistant manager David Platt even revealed that the club were considering replacing Hart in goal this summer, and though Navas believes City have a good selection of goalkeepers at the Etihad Staidum at the moment, he also thinks Casillas would be a good fit.
“We all know how great a goalkeeper he is and his importance within the team,” the former Sevilla man is quoted as saying.
“At City we have great goalkeepers, but Iker would be a good fit.”
Navas is a new arrival at City this summer, having joined the club for £17m.