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Iker Casillas admits he could leave Real Madrid for MLS

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Real Madrid star Iker Casillas has shocked fans by admitting that he would like to leave the Santiago Bernabeu and move to Major League Soccer.

The goalkeeper has found his role with the club he has been at his whole career greatly reduced in recent years thanks to first Diego Lopez, and now Keylor Navas eating into his game time as Los Blancos first choice keeper.

It seems that Casillas isn't happy with the rotational policy Carlo Ancelotti has brought in with him at Madrid and it seems like he could be following in the footsteps of Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, Kaka and David Villa in moving to North America.

“I have no problem of saying that I would like to play in the U.S.,” Casillas said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal this month.

At 33-years old Casillas is hardly going to retire in the next year or two, goalkeepers stay in good condition and match fitness up to around the age of 40, so if he was to join Major League Soccer it wouldn't be a quick one or two years and done deal.

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'San Iker' started in the Champions League final for Real against fierce rivals Atleti this past year, as well as being the Spanish national sides number one as they tried to defend their World Cup crown in Brazil over the summer.

There are good players in Major League Soccer right now, with Sebastian Giovinco joining Toronto FC while in the prime of his career. The Atomic Ant rejected offers from Serie A and Premier League sides to make the move across the Atlantic, where he will join the likes of Lampard and Kaka.

Who knows, maybe Casillas will soon be joining ranks with them. It's a very strong possibility for the fastest growing league in world football.

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