IKER CASILLAS NEWS

Manchester United blame Real Madrid for De Gea deal collapse

Manchester United insist Real Madrid were the ones to blame for the shock 11th-hour collapse of David de Gea's proposed move to the Bernabeu. United and Madrid had agreed a deal worth £29million ($44.5m) for the sale of the Spanish goalkeeper on Monday, with Keylor Navas coming to Old Trafford as part of the agreement. But shortly after the 11pm deadline for European transfers it...
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4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Manchester United blame Real Madrid for De Gea deal collapse

Manchester United insist Real Madrid were the ones to blame for the shock 11th-hour collapse of David de Gea's proposed move to the Bernabeu. United and Madrid had agreed a deal worth £29million for the sale of the Spanish goalkeeper on Monday, with Keylor Navas coming to Old Trafford as part of the agreement. But shortly after the 11pm deadline for European transfers it emerged...
Via World Soccer Talk
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Three Mouthwatering Champions League Reunions We Can't Wait To See

The start of the Champions League group stage is just a couple of weeks away, and when the action kicks off on September 15, we will be treated to the first of three highly intriguing reunions. Manchester United, back in Europe's premier competition after a year's absence, will play at PSV Eindhoven. United's return to the Champions League, however, will not be the only notable return...
Via The Sports Quotient
1 day ago  |  Discuss

David de Gea earns Spain recall despite lack of playing time with Manchester United

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque had no qualms about including David de Gea in his latest squad despite being sidelined by Manchester United – but hopes the goalkeeper’s lack of action is only temporary. De Gea has yet to play for United this season as speculation continues about a possible move to Real Madrid, with manager Louis van Gaal preferring Sergio Romero in goal for the...
Via World Soccer Talk
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Spain coach calls up David de Gea for Euro 2016 qualifiers

MADRID (AP) Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has included goalkeeper David de Gea, Diego Costa and Juan Mata in his squad to take on Slovakia and Macedonia in qualifying matches for next year's European Championship. Del Bosque called up De Gea even though he has not played for Manchester United so far this season amid speculation over a possible move to Real Madrid. Former Madrid...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Manchester United: £33m asking price, player confident of Transfer

Manchester United: £33m asking price, player confident of Transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com According to Daily Mail, Manchester United keeper David De Gea is confident of signing for Real Madrid before the transfer window shuts. David De Gea confident about Manchester United exit The Manchester United keeper has been linked with a move to Spain all summer and it seems...
Via Soccerlens
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Man United star angry with Van Gaal, wants exit in a few days

Man United star angry with Van Gaal, wants exit in a few days - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Manchester United star, David De Gea has been infuriated by Louis Van Gaal’s claims that the Spaniard has refused to play for the club. David De Gea is frustrated and angry with Van Gaal and is looking to complete his transfer to Real Madrid in the next few days. David De Gea is...
Via Soccerlens
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Porto, Sporting both held to draws in Portugal

LISBON, Portugal (AP) Benfica can open an early gap to its main title rivals after FC Porto and Sporting Lisbon were both held to draws in the Portuguese league on Saturday. Porto finished 1-1 at Maritimo and 10-man Sporting drew 1-1 at home with Pacos Ferreira before defending champion Benfica visits Arouca on Sunday in the league's second round of matches. Edgar Costa headed Maritimo...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Sergio Ramos signs new 5-year deal at Real Madrid; Says he never wanted to leave

Sergio Ramos has ended speculation over his future by signing a new five-year deal at Real Madrid, insisting he never wanted to leave the club. The 29-year-old World Cup winner has been linked with a move to Manchester United for most of the summer but has now committed to Madrid by penning a contract until 2020. Ramos has also been made the club captain following Iker Casillas...
Via World Soccer Talk
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Rio Ferdinand: Manchester United will not win title without David de Gea

The Madrid-born Spaniard has been at the centre of the most intense transfer saga of the summer, with La Liga giants Real keen to bring him in to replace legendary shot-stopper Iker Casillas. Sergio Romero, who was chosen ahead of De Gea for the Premier League opener against Spurs on Saturday, represents United's next-choice No 1, with Sam Johnstone and Anders Lindegaard also vying...
Via Fox Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Florentino Perez has not uttered a single truth in years, says Casillas’ agent

Santos Marquez, a FIFA agent and representative of Iker Casillas, says Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has not uttered one single truth in years. One week ago, Casillas completed a long rumored move away from his boyhood club and completed a transfer to FC Porto. It has been well documented that the team captain was put under pressure to leave Madrid in order to clear the...
Via World Soccer Talk
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Casillas agent thinks Cristiano Ronaldo leaving Real Madrid

Iker Casillas' agent, Santos Marquez, believes Cristiano Ronaldo's decision to sell his image rights to a company owned by Valencia president Peter Lim suggests that the forward is set to leave Real Madrid. Ronaldo is under contract until 2018 but raised eyebrows on June 29 when he announced that he had signed a deal with Mint Media. Marquez believes that the agreement is bad news...
Via Fox Sports
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Real Madrid reunited with Kiko Casilla

Kiko Casilla After an intense search for a goalkeeper upon Iker Casillas’ departure, Real Madrid have found someone to fill his shoes in Kiko Casilla. It was announced that an agreement between Espanyol and Madrid to sign Casilla was reached. The 28-year-old is set to sign a 5-year deal with Los Blancos, as Real Madrid are often called, and will be joining them after he passes...
Via isportsweb.com
July 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Casillas, Xavi honored by Spanish government for glorious La Liga careers

MADRID -- The Spanish government has honored Iker Casillas and Xavi Hernandez for their long and successful careers at Real Madrid and Barcelona that ended this summer. The government says it inducted the goalkeeper and midfielder into Spain's Royal Order of Sports Merit. Casillas and Xavi were club rivals but friends off the pitch, and on Spain's national team. Xavi left Barcelona...
Via AP on Fox
July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Spain government honours football greats Casillas, Xavi

MADRID (AP) The Spanish government has honored Iker Casillas and Xavi Hernandez for their long and successful careers at Real Madrid and Barcelona that ended this summer. The government says it inducted the goalkeeper and midfielder into Spain's Royal Order of Sports Merit. Casillas and Xavi were club rivals but friends off the pitch, and on Spain's national team. Xavi left Barcelona...
Via AP on Fox
July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

David Ospina would be an astute signing at Everton to replace Tim Howard

Goalkeepers have been a hot topic this summer. Iker Casillas being bombed out of Real Madrid, Manchester United’s David De Gea potentially replacing him, Arsenal finally signing a top-class No. 1 in Petr Cech; there’s been a fair share of spotlight trained on a facet of a squad which is typically understated. There’ll be collateral damage as part of these movements, though...
Via World Soccer Talk
July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Real Madrid strike deal to sign Espanyol goalkeeper Casilla

BARCELONA, Spain -- Real Madrid have struck a deal to sign goalkeeper Kiko Casilla from Espanyol to replace departed talisman Iker Casillas. Espanyol president Joan Collet said: "Kiko Casilla will be transferred to Real Madrid." Casilla, 28, played for Madrid's youth teams before stints with different Spanish clubs. His steady improvement in Espanyol's net for the past four seasons...
Via AP on Fox
July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Madrid signs goalkeeper Kiko Casilla from Espanyol

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Real Madrid has acquired goalkeeper Kiko Casilla from fellow Spanish club Espanyol to replace departed talisman Iker Casillas. Espanyol president Joan Collet says, ''Kiko Casilla will be transferred to Real Madrid.'' Casilla, 28, played for Madrid's youth teams before stints with different Spanish clubs. His steady improvement in Espanyol's net for the past...
Via AP on Fox
July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Xavi slams Real Madrid over Casillas' lonely send-off

Xavi has criticised Real Madrid for failing to give departing captain Iker Casillas the send-off he deserved before his switch to Porto. Casillas appeared alone at a farewell press conference on Sunday and struggled to hold back the tears as he said his goodbye to the club he joined as nine-year-old. A wave of criticism followed, with Casillas's parents claiming in a newspaper interview...
Via Fox Sports
July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Iker Casillas’ Tearful Real Madrid Goodbye Closes Legendary Chapter (Video)

It would be pointless for Real Madrid to tell Iker Casillas “no hard feelings.” Casillas bid a tearful farewell to Real Madrid at a press conference Sunday following the announcement of his transfer to FC Porto. Casillas joins the Portuguese club from Real Madrid after 25 years — 16 of which he spent in the first team , with which he spent the last 25 years (at youth and first...
Via NESN.com
July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Real Madrid relents, gives Iker Casillas official farewell

MADRID (AP) Real Madrid has given Iker Casillas a belated official send-off at the Santiago Bernabeu on Monday a day after the former captain and goalkeeper broke down in tears in a solitary farewell before the press. The club and its president Florentino Perez came under criticism for what many saw as a heartless way to brush aside a player who had spent 25 years at Madrid and...
Via AP on Fox
July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Casillas bids emotional farewell to Real Madrid ahead of Porto move

Iker Casillas said an emotional goodbye to Real Madrid on Sunday as he prepared to move to Porto after 25 years at the Bernabeu. The goalkeeper joined Real's youth academy in 1990 and has been with the club ever since, making 725 appearances and winning 17 major honours in that time. The 34-year-old was a high-profile casualty of Jose Mourinho's reign at Real but returned to the...
Via Fox Sports
July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Iker Casillas can't hold back the tears in Real Madrid farewell

Iker Casillas' farewell press conference erased all doubts whether it was his own or the club's decision to leave Real Madrid after 16 years with the senior squad.
Via Fox Sports
July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Casillas 'forced out' of Real Madrid according to his parents

Departing Real Madrid captain and goalkeeper Iker Casillas was forced out by club president Florentino Perez and is too good to play for a "third-tier" side like Porto, according to his parents. Real announced on Saturday that Casillas was leaving after 16 seasons in the first team to join the Portuguese club, and his exit is widely expected to prompt the arrival of David De Gea...
Via Fox Sports
July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Casillas puts emotional end to 25 years with Real Madrid

MADRID (AP) Iker Casillas had no words of regret or rancor as he put an emotional end to his 25 years as a Real Madrid goalkeeper, promising instead to ''not let down'' his new fans at FC Porto. A tearful Casillas struggled to read a statement during a press conference a day after Madrid announced Casillas was moving to the northern Portuguese club. He says ''after 25 years defending...
Via AP on Fox
July 12, 2015  |  Discuss
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