Real Madrid Keeper Iker Casillas Confirms Interest In Potential MLS Transfer

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Bernabeu star the latest big-name player to be linked with move Stateside.

Real Madrid custodian Iker Casillas has confirmed his interest in one day forging a career in the United States.

The Spanish international discussed the possibility of a move to the MLS during an interview with the Wall Street Journal, though it’s unclear as to when such a move might take place.

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Casillas has made it pretty clear as to whether he would be open to a move to America, stating:

“I have no problem saying that I would like to play in the U.S.”

The 33 year-old keeper is into his 16th season in the Bernabeu first-team set-up, and given his heavy role in the first-team this season, it would appear that a move away from the Spanish capital would not occur in the near future.

Casillas was left warming the bench for the final six months of Jose Mourinho’s Real Madrid reign and last term Carlo Ancelotti elected to use Diego Lopez as his first choice starter for La Liga action.

This season has however seen the locally born goalkeeper return as Real Madrid’s chief keeping option and with the Spanish giants sitting pretty at the top of La Liga and safely through to the Champions League knockout stages – it seems all is rosy for Casillas at present.

The allure of a move to the MLS has certainly increased of late with Frank Lampard agreeing a move to New York City FC – albeit one that has been delayed – and with the likes of Kaka and Steven Gerrard set to do likewise there is every chance that Casillas could become another big-name star to make the move to the United States.

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