Iker Casillas has confirmed that he would be happy to see Real Madrid sign David de Gea but also says he won't be leaving the club this summer.
Manchester United's goalkeeper has been tipped to leave Old Trafford this summer and the Bernabeu seems the only likely destination.
The continued presence of Casillas seems to be the only thing stopping Real Madrid from making an effective bid.
Casillas, 33, has been the first choice goalkeeper for over a decade and is one of the club's most decorated and respected players.
But the arrival of De Gea would surely see Casillas shifted onto the bench or even out of the exit door.
Not one to upset a club legend, president Florentino Perez seemed to have a delicate situation on his hands.
However, Casillas has decided to make it that much easier by saying he would like to see De Gea make the move to the Spanish capital.
Happy with the competition
According to Marca, Casillas was asked by a journalist whether he would like to see his national team-mate sign for Real Madrid, to which he responded: "Of course I would."
Casillas has been tipped to leave if De Gea arrives and reports in Spain have suggested that Arsenal would be willing to offer him the chance to make a mark in the Premier League.
Staying in Madrid
But Casillas, who has two years to run on his contract at the Bernabeu, has once again insisted that he has no plans to leave the club where he started his career.
Asked if he would be at Real Madrid, Casillas responded: "Yes I will. What do you want me to tell you?"
The situation at United
Manchester United have offered De Gea an incredible deal worth £200,000-a-week but are struggling to convince him to stay in the Premier League.
While the 24-year-old seems happy at Old Trafford, the chance to return to his hometown, where his girlfriend lives, seems too tempting to turn down.
With just 12 months remaining on his current contract, De Gea is a position where he can force his way out of Manchester United this summer by threatening to leave for nothing in 2016.
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