Brazilian star Ricardo Kaka has urged his former colleague Iker Casillas to make a move to the MLS after his stint with Porto.
Kaka reveals he has had conversations with the stopper regarding a potential switch in future but Casillas wants to stay in Portugal for the foreseeable future.
The 33-year-old told Cadena Cope, as per ESPN: “I would like Casillas to come [to MLS] next year, but he has told me he wants to stay in Portugal and play a little bit.”
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The Brazilian maestro, who is into his second season playing for Orlando City, spoke highly of the quality of football in North America and divulged that the Spanish keeper is considering playing there at some stage of his career.
“I think he likes the idea of coming to play here. In five or ten years, the MLS will be the strongest in the world.”
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Casillas has had mixed fortunes while featuring for the Estadio do Dragao based outfit this season, both domestically as well as in Europe.
He called time on his 16-year association with Real Madrid last summer, opting to sign for FC Porto but has found it hard to settle in the Primeira Liga.
FINAL YEAR WITH SPAIN?
The 35-year-old is still not guaranteed a starting spot in the upcoming European Championships in France despite the faith shown by Vicente del Bosque in picking him for seven out of the last ten international fixtures.
Manchester United ace David de Gea and Sevilla keeper Sergio Rico are in contention to replace him in the first eleven of La Roja should he fail to find some form before the tournament.
Kaka, furthermore, disclosed that the acquisition of Julio Baptista was also his instruction to the hierarchy of his current club - a signing which has yielded fruitful results.
He added: “Julio Baptista is a great friend who was without a club, so I told him to come and train with us.”
Baptista and Kaka started their respective careers with Sao Paulo, coming through the youth ranks of the Brazilian side.
IN THE TWILIGHT
Casillas' age could be the factor from which he is deciding how much longer he can continue in Europe before joining the likes of Frank Lampard, David Villa, Didier Drogba, Andrea Pirlo and Kaka in the MLS.
Euro 2016 could also well be the last time the Spanish star features for the national team before calling time on a stellar career.
He has made 35 appearances for Porto in all competitions, conceding 34 goals in the process while also registering 12 clean-sheets so far.