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Iker Casillas: Time up at Real Madrid?

Iker Casillas could start a new challenge (©GettyImages)
Iker Casillas could start a new challenge (©GettyImages).

Iker Casillas has been one of the best goalkeeper of the last century.

He won all the possible titles and he won the World Goalkeeper award for a record five times. He is indisputable Spain's no 1, but at his club Real Madrid, he lost his place to Diego Lopez last season under Mourinho.

Many fans and experts thought that he would have his starting place back when new coach Carlo Ancelotti took command, but this past weekend he was on the bench and Lopez played the whole 90 minutes.

According to Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo, Casillas is considering leaving his beloved club. He wants to play at the Word Cup next year in Brazil and if he's on the bench all the time, his inviolability in the Spanish goal may be threatened.

If Casillas left for another club, it would be a huge blow for all Real Madrid fans and without a doubt it would also harm the team. Iker is the captain, the leader and the last real "Madridista" in the current squad. The fans of Real fear that the club would "sell their soul" and lose their identity.

It's a fact that the majority of the true Real Madrid fans would prefer to sell Cristiano Ronaldo and all the other current stars before they would sell San Iker.

Maybe Lopez is in the better form at the moment, but Ancelotti may make a huge mistake if he would substitute Casillas. With this decision, he would threaten the harmony in his team and in Real Madrid's environment.

Casillas will stay at Madrid until the winter transfer period, but if his situation won't improve drastically, he will look for a new club, and without a doubt, there are many clubs who would love to have Iker Casillas in their goal.

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