David Beckham’s planned team Miami FC is expected to join Major League Soccer in 2018 - pending negotiations over the stadium and financing.
And it’s no surprise that some of Beckham’s former teammates - most of whom are getting on a little bit now - have been linked with a move to the future US club.
The latest player to be linked is Iker Casillas, one of the best goalkeepers of his generation who played alongside Beckham for several years at Real Madrid.
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The 34-year-old currently plies his trade for FC Porto after joining the Portuguese giants last summer following a 17-year professional career with Los Blancos.
Casillas is no longer widely regarded as a world-class goalkeeper but he remains part of the Spain squad - as La Roja’s captain - and could still do a job in MLS into his late 30s.
Casillas: Retirement is coming closer
However, in a candid moment on Periscope last month, the ageing shot-stopper admitted retirement wasn’t too far away.
"I am happy to reach 166 games and be the player with the most games for the national team," Casillas was quoted as saying by Sky Sports after becoming the joint-most capped player in European football history. "In these years I have lived good times and bad times, but I will stick with the good ones.
"The time of my retirement is getting closer and closer. It's clear that time passes everyone and I am no exception of that.
"But I have hope and I would like to be with this team full of youngsters. I don't know if it's my last year with Spain, I only think about enjoying each day."
De Gea and Rico ahead of Casillas?
David de Gea is expected to be Spain’s number one goalkeeper at this summer’s European Championships in France and Casillas is acutely aware that he faces strong competition not just from the Manchester United superstar but also Sevilla’s Sergio Rico.
"[Vicente] Del Bosque will call up the 23 players that he thinks are the best," he added. "[Rico] is a great keeper who has worked hard and will get his chance with the national team."
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