The Madrid ‘keeper has admitted he has thought about playing abroad.
Real Madrid captain Iker Casillas has admitted he has thought about playing abroad and both Arsenal and Liverpool are considering moves for the goalkeeper, reports CaughtOffside.
The 33-year-old has not been the established No.1 at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu since the 2011/12 season, with both current head coach Carlo Ancelotti and Jose Mourinho before him preferring more inexperienced stoppers between the sticks.
Both Diego Lopez – who has since joined AC Milan – and now Keylor Navas have been picked ahead of Casillas and the Spaniard is considering his options in the pursuit of first team football.
“I’ve thought about leaving Spain,” the Spain skipper said.
“You think: ‘I have to compete and fight.’ These past two years have made me fight and become stronger.”
The Reds are keen on Casillas with growing concerns over the capabilities of current ‘keeper Simon Mignolet, who has become increasingly erratic since a £9m transfer from Sunderland in 2013.
As for the Gunners, although they have both Wojciech Szczesny and David Ospina as options in goal, neither has truly impressed as yet and there is every chance Casillas could replace one of them at the Emirates Stadium.
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