Real Madrid captain Casillas moves to Porto

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Madrid, July 12 (IANS) Real Madrid captain and goalkeeper Iker Casillas will leave the Spanish La Liga top club after two and a half decades for FC Porto.

“Real Madrid have agreed to the transfer of Iker Casillas to the Portuguese club,” Real Madrid said in a statement on Saturday after three days of intense negotiations, Xinhua reported.

Casillas joined Real’s youth academy at age nine in 1990 and won 19 trophies during his 16 seasons as a professional. He played 725 matches.

“The greatest goalkeeper in the history of the club and in the history of Spanish football is moving on to a new stage in his footballing career,” the statement added.

Real is reportedly trying to sign Manchester United’s 24-year-old Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea as a replacement.

The club finished second in La Liga last season behind Barcelona, who also won the Champions League title.



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