Filed: Tuesday, 28th March 2017
By: Staff Writer
Spanish legend Iker Casillas could be on his way to England this summer after he expressed a desire to play in the Premier League.
The 35-year-old stopper made more than 500 appearances for Real Madrid and played nearly 170 times for Spain before moving to Porto in July 2015.
Out of contract this summer (although Porto retain the option to extend his two-year deal by a further 12 months), it was thought that Marseille were front runners to land Casillas on a two-year contract at the end of the season.
However journalist Don Balon has claimed that Casillas is keen on trying his luck in England's top flight instead - preferably with a London club. And whilst Balon adds that Chelsea or Arsenal would top his list of favoured destinations, only West Ham and Arsenal are said to have been notified of Casillas' availability at this point.
Manchester City's on-loan stopper Joe Hart has been linked with a potential summer move to the Olympic Stadium for some considerable time, having been sent out on loan to Torino for the season by incoming Citizens manager Pep Guardiola last summer.
West Ham's current goalkeepers are Adrian, who is out of contract this summer (although the club retain a two-year option) and Darren Randolph, who has been first choice since the Spaniard was dropped by Slaven Bilic following a series of high-profile blunders last year.
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