It might seem like a joke, but that is what the German press has reported. Schalke 04 is interested in signing Real Madrid’s captain Iker Casillas on loan in the next winter transfer market, according to German newspaper Bild.
Timo Hildebrand’s poor performances have made the Gelsenkirchen side think about signing a goalkeeper in January, and reports have told they will ask Los Blancos for Casillas loan in case the Spaniard keeps on warming the bench at Santiago Bernabeu.
Casillas himself admitted a few weeks ago that he might consider a move if things didn’t change, and Schalke are determined to take advantage of that situation to bring him for a few months, until the end of the season.
It seems very unlikely that Casillas would agree a move out of the Santiago Bernabeu before the end of the season. And if he were to leave, he would surely have more attractive destinies than the Ruhr-area city. Arsenal and Manchester United have already shown their interest.
The rumours of a possible exit of Casillas at the end of the season are growing, and the 32-year-old goalkeeper could leave his life-club after a 23-year stay. However, a Schalke 04 move should be no more than a dream for the Germans.
Iker Casillas arrived to Real Madrid youth teams in 1990 and made his debut with the first squad in 1999. He has made 476 appearances for Los Blancos and 151 for Spanish national team.