Iker Casillas will leave Porto at the end of the season and he could join Liverpool in the next days. The Real Madrid legend is about to sign a new deal with Jurgen Klopp’s team, so he could secure to play one year more the Champions League, his favourite competition.
According to the Spanish newspaper As, Casillas has already talked with Jurgen Klopp and he could have signed a pre-contract with the Merseyside club. Therefore, the Spaniard could play one more year in a top level club and he could participate in the Champions League again, after reaching the Last 16 round this year with Porto.
After some seasons struggling to play at a great level, Iker Casillas has shown great skills during the year. However, his good level couldn’t help Porto to win the Portuguese League. Actually, his coach, Nuno Espíritu Santo, has been fired and the club is preparing a revolution in the club after four years losing Liga Sagres with his fierce competitor Benfica.
The main reason for Casillas exit is his high salary. His contract expires on the 30th of June, and ‘The Dragons’ don’t want to extend his contract. Liverpool are in a good position to offer him another good contract and, especially, a good sport project, going back to the Champions League and fighting for every title with Klopp on the bench.
Casillas played 43 games this season with Porto, only conceding 23 goals. He was able to keep a clean sheet in 23 games. Although he’s already 36 years old, he could be able to compete with the Belgian goalkeeper Mignolet, who makes a lot of mistakes.
Liverpool is not the only club interested in Casillas. The Spanish goalkeeper has also some offers coming from Turkey, China or Qatar. In those countries he would be able to earn much more money, but with Liverpool he could play in another top level club and enjoy the Premier League.