Madrid-based sports daily As claims today on its front page that “Iker Casillas has decided to leave in June if he keeps on warming the bench.”
“The Casillas dilemma,” they title, highlighting “he is the goalkeeper with the best statistics in the Champions League, over Victor Valdes and Petr Cech.”
The other main Spanish sports newspaper, Marca, puts its focus on Xabi Alonso’s contract renewal.
“Xabi don’t go” it their main headline. “He’s teammates insist on asking Alonso to stay,” Marca reports.
“There’s certain despondency over the player’s renewal due to his reluctance to negotiate,” the Madrid daily claims.
“Carlo Ancelotti sees him as the architect of the team,” they point out. “His possible replacement Ilkay Gundogan’s injury has made Real directors worry,” Marca adds.
“Just like Alonso, other 73 La Liga players could start negotiating with other clubs from January 1st,” Spain’s most sold newspaper publishes.
Marca also reveals that “Real Madrid have received several offers for Alvaro Morata.” Several “European clubs are interested in his situation,” they claim.