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IKER CASILLAS RUMORS

The Rise of the Goalkeeper Rotation

José Mourinho shocked the wo​rld when he benched famed Spanish goalkeeper and Real Madrid icon Iker Casillas. His decision to rotate Casillas has had far-reaching implications in the top tiers of club soccer in Europe. Real Madrid has re​portedly landed Costa Rican keeper Keylor Navas, beating Bayern Munich to sign one of the breakout stars of the World Cup. Recently...
Via The Sports Post
July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Arsenal set to land Real Madrid veteran Iker Casillas with five-year contract worth £7m

Reports from Spanish newspaper Sport, claim Arsenal have offered the 33-year-old international a five-year deal worth £1.4m per-year. Though the reports mention nothing of a transfer fee, it is believed Madrid would be willing to do business for around £4m. Casillas still has three-years remaining on his contract, but after falling behind Diego Lopez in the pecking order - his...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

World Cup Roundup: Quick-thinking ref has Casillas chuckling before Chile loss

World Cup Roundup: Quick-thinking ref has Casillas chuckling before Chile loss - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Smooth reactions from Spain v Chile ref after handshake snub Shaheen the Camel gets one last shot at glory Rivaldo’s Gamble: World Cup Day 7 Predictions…including England v Uruguay Smooth ref clip goes viral It was the stuff of nightmares for Spain against Chile...
Via Soccerlens
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Arsenal Eyes Iker Casillas as Goalkeeping Savior, Considering $26 Million Transfer Bid

Arsenal is looking for a goalkeeper to provide stability and leadership. Iker Casillas more than fits the description. The standout goalkeeper for Real Madrid and the all-conquering Spanish national team has emerged as one of Arsenal’s transfer targets. The Premier League club is considering launching a £17 million ($26 million) transfer bid for Casillas this summer, the Star...
Via NESN.com
April 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Madrid goalkeeper Casillas returns to practice

Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas has returned to practice for the first time since breaking his left hand nearly two months ago. Casillas, who was injured on Jan. 24, will be back in time for the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinals against Galatasaray in two weeks. Casillas will likely have to compete with newcomer Diego Lopez, who was brought in from Sevilla after...
Via AP on Fox
March 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Madrid signs Diego Lopez to fill in for Casillas

Real Madrid has signed goalkeeper Diego Lopez from Sevilla to help fill in for the injured Iker Casillas. Madrid said on its club website on Saturday that Lopez's contract will keep him at the Spanish champions until the end of the 2016-17 season. The 31-year-old Lopez came up through Madrid's youth system, playing sparingly for its first team before playing for Villarreal...
Via AP on Fox
January 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Madrid's Casillas abandons match with hand injury

Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas abandoned Wednesday's match at Valencia with an apparent hand injury. Casillas was kicked in the left hand by teammate Alvaro Arbeloa while clearing a loose ball in the area in the 13th minute of the Copa del Rey match. After being looked at by team doctors, Casillas was seen shaking his head before walking off the pitch. The Spain international...
Via AP on Fox
January 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Iker Casillas Benched for First Time in 10 Years, Responds by Wearing World’s Ugliest Socks (Photo)

Maybe Iker Casillas was sending a secret message. That’s the only explanation we can offer for his choice of fashion. The Real Madrid icon was benched for the first time in over a decade on Saturday. He wore a pair of thigh-high, red-and-black-striped socks as he watched his team slump to a 3-2 defeat against Malaga. No offense to fans of Brazilians club Flamengo, but Casillas’...
Via NESN.com
December 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Casillas unconcerned by criticism

Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas insists he is not bothered by the criticism of his recent performances. The 31-year-old has had a shaky start to the season, as have his team, who have already slipped seven points behind leaders Barcelona. They have a chance to pick up just their fourth Primera Division win of the campaign against Celta Vigo at the Bernabeu on Saturday and...
Via Fox Soccer
October 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Iker Casillas' France T-Shirt Causes Stir, Spain Captain Wears Rivals' Colors Ahead of Big Game (Photo)

Iker Casillas surprised everybody on Monday morning after arriving at Spain's training headquarters with a France T-shirt. The French are Spain's rivals in Group I of FIFA World Cup qualifying for Brazil 2014. Casillas came to Cuidad del Futbol wearing a white Adidas shirt with the French flag on the chest and the word FRANCE above it. After parking his car,...
Via NESN.com
October 10, 2012  |  1 Comment
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