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Iker Casillas Drops Real Madrid Exit Hint

Stalwart goalkeeper won’t go anywhere to be second choice.

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Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas has dropped his biggest hint yet that he is ready to quit the Santiago Bernabeu in search of more regular first team football after falling behind the pecking order to Diego Lopez, the Independent reports.

Casillas was originally dropped under former manager Jose Mourinho following a dressing room spat, but new coach Carlo Ancelotti gave the Spanish international hope that he would be able to regain his place in the side.

However, the 32-year-old has been relegated to cup duty and has yet to feature in La Liga this season, prompting speculation that he could finally leave his boyhood club in order to ensure he cements his place in goal at next summer’s World Cup.

He was due to attend a training camp in Doha as part of the Iker Casillas Foundation for 20 chosen young goalkeepers from around the world, but he chose to skip the event due to the possibility of his wife Sara Carbonero giving birth.

He did hold a conference call with the young hopefuls instead, and one of the fresh faced future stars asked him whether rumours of a move to Manchester City were true, to which he replied; “I’m not going anywhere I’m going to be No.2.”

Casillas has also been linked with a move to Arsenal as well as a number of other sides across Europe, and his answer suggests that he is now prepared to finally move on.

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