There are plenty of Arsenal transfer rumours doing the rounds, as per usual, and if all of them were true then Arsene Wenger and his scouting team at Arsenal would not time to scratch their arses. One that keeps coming up, however, and has done for over a year now is the link with the Real Madrid and Spain keeper Iker Casillas.
It was being reported last summer that the veteran stopper´s time at the club he started with was coming to an end and they did sign the Costa Rica international Keylor Navas. But Casillas stayed and has generally kept his place in the first team, playing 29 La Liga games to the five of Navas. So maybe the Costa Rican has failed to impress Carlo Ancelotti and the Madrid coaching staff enough but they are still looking for a new number one apparently and Casillas has accepted that he will be moving on.
According to a report in The Mirror, the Spaniard fancies a few years in the Premier League, with Arsenal seemingly the club most likely to take him.
Spanish journalist Josep Pederol said, “Iker Casillas is very clear, he wants to go to England at the end of the season.”
Casillas is still a good keeper and at 33-years old still has a good few years ahead of him. He has also won everything there is to win with his club and country and that winning mentality would be very useful in the Gunners dressing room. But my question is whether he would actually displace the excellent Ospina in the Arsenal goal? And if not, why would he come?