Real Madrid have confirmed the departure of Iker Casillas on their club website, with the legendary stopper completing a move to FC Porto.
According to a statement released on the club’s official website, the iconic goalkeeper completed a move to the Portuguese giants on Saturday evening.
The announcement confirmed that the keeper’s departure has been confirmed, while also thanking the 34-year-old for his years of service.
Casillas began his career with Madrid, making his debut in 1999.
He leaves having made 510 league appearances for the side over 16 richly-decorated years.
The keeper won La Liga five times, while also lifting two Copa del Reys and the Spanish Super Cup four times.
He was a three-time Champions League winner, and played his part in the club’s ‘Decima’ triumph in 2014.
For the Spanish national side, the stopper won the World Cup in 2010 and the European Championship twice—in both 2008 and 2012.
Casillas’s departure is likely to see speculation concerning the future of Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea intensify dramatically, with the 24-year-old considered by many as the natural successor to Saint Iker.
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