Real Madrid star set to make Emirates Stadium switch.
Respected Spanish source La Sexta claim that Arsenal will sign Real Madrid star Iker Casillas this summer.
It’s claimed that the Spanish giants are keen to usher the experienced keeper towards a Bernabeu exit and that Real Madrid are willing to buyout the remaining two years of his contract so as to speed up the process.
Noticia @JugoneslaSexta: Casillas quiere jugar en el Arsenal la próxima temporada!!!!!
— Josep Pedrerol (@jpedrerol) April 28, 2015
This source, via 101 Great Goals, believe the La Liga side will look to bring in Man United’s David de Gea and clearly if they are to do so then Casillas would be surplus to requirements.
Arsene Wenger started the season with Pole Wojciech Szcz?sny as his first choice keeper but after high-profile blunders against Southampton on New Year’s Day the Arsenal boss has opted to use David Ospina, the Colombian on the whole proving very impressive.
However Wenger may feel Casillas, once considered one of the best custodians in world football, is a better option between the sticks.
At the age of 33 Casillas is by no means at the end of his career and could feel the time is right for a fresh challenge and a chance to ply his trade in the Premier League may prove tempting.