Iker Casillas is going nowhere, says Perez

Iker Casillas is going nowhere, says Perez

Iker Casillas

Iker Casillas will remain a Real Madrid player next season despite his lack of regular playing time, according to Florentino Perez.

The club president said the goalkeeping situation at the Santiago Bernabeu has been a constant source of stories and speculation for a long time now but that nothing has changed. He added he expects the World Cup winner to remain at the club when the players return for the new campaign.

Real boss Carlo Ancelotti has continued a policy adopted by Jose Mourinho to play Diego Lopez in La Liga games and Casillas in the Copa del Rey and Champions League. That policy was only altered in the final few games of the league season so Casillas would be in top shape for the Champions League final.

Speaking to Onda Cero, Perez said: “We’ve been talking about this all year. Unless anything strange happens, Casillas is going to stay here until the end of his contract.

“In life you can’t guarantee anything, not him and not us, but there is no information to the contrary. I think both [Casillas and Lopez] played very well but it is a problem for Ancelotti to solve. I can’t do anything, although there are some who have said Casillas doesn’t play for me.”