Spain No 1 is currently on the bench at the Bernabeu too.
Mega-rich Premier League outfit Manchester City want out-of-favour Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas to replace Joe Hart between the sticks at Eastlands when the winter transfer window opens again for business in the new year, according to reports on Tuttomercatoweb.com.
New City head coach Manuel Pellegrini recently decided to axe the England international from his starting lineup after the shot stopper had committed a series of high-profile errors which cost the north-west side dearly.
However, despite recently replacing Hart with Romanian keeper Costel Pantilimon, it is still understood that the experienced Chilean manager is keen to bring in a new big-name custodian come the turn of the year to finally solve the club’s keeping crisis.
And the man that the Blues have been keeping close tabs on of late is Madrid’s brilliant Spain international, with Casillas also currently finding himself warming the substitutes’ bench at the Santiago Bernabeu.
As a result, City director of football Txiki Begiristain has been monitoring Casillas’s situation in the Spanish capital to ascertain whether or not the Spaniard would be interested in a move to the Premier League in January, especially with this season ending as it does with the World Cup in Brazil.