Borussia Dortmund move to land Iker Casillas
Spanish keeper Iker Casillas is on Dortmund's radar
German giants Borussia Dortmund have enquired about the availability of Iker Casillas as they contemplate a move in the winter transfer window to land the Spanish number one, according to the Daily Mirror.
Casillas has seen his first-team opportunities drop significantly after he fractured his left hand which sidelined him for nearly 12 weeks last season and thus prompted then Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho to buy Diego Lopez from Sevilla on a four-and-half year contract.
Lopez has since been sensational for Real Madrid and have continued his form earning his place ahead of Casillas under new manager Carlo Ancelotti this season too.
Casillas is yet to feature in a game this term and is said to be willing to quit the Santiago Bernabeu in order to get first-team football, but his emotional bonding with the club might deter him from doing so.
Spain’s next line of goalkeepers include Victor Valdes (Barcelona), Pepe Reina(Napoli), David de Gea (Manchester United),all of them playing regularly for their respective clubs,which might prompt Spanish national team coach to award merit and select either of the three as the new number one for Spain.
While Borussia Dortmund veteran keeper Roman Weidenfeller have recently signed a new three-year deal with Signal Iduna Park outfit which keeps him till 2016.
Landing Casillas would provide Dortmund with loads of experience in the back-line as both Weidenfeller and Casillas bring bags of footballing expertise with them.
Although assistant coach Zinedine Zidane has indicated that Casillas will not leave but it is better to have these conversations face to face.
Arsenal,Manchester City both seems interested and are monitoring the situation and if the scenario at Real Madrid doesn’t change quickly,Casillas might opt to move out of Santiago Bernabeu.
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