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Arsenal offer contract terms to Iker Casillas

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Arsenal have secured the signature of Colombian goal keeper David Ospina for a paltry fee of £3m, but it seems, the Gunners want to add another goal keeper to their ranks, if the reports from Spain are to be believed. 

Iker Casillas1 Arsenal offer contract terms to Real Madrid player

Spanish newspaper El Confidencial claim that Arsenal have approached Real Madrid legend Iker Casillas formally to present him a concrete contract offer. Madrid are looking to buy a new goal keeper in the summer and hope to resolve the future of Casillas at the earliest. 

Arsenal have already made it clear that Casillas can only join if he’s given the freedom to move by his parent club. It’s a non-negotiable condition for Casillas to be a part of the new project. The London club knows that the player’s wages would go up to 9m, a more than considerable amount and because of that they don’t have to pay a transfer fee.

Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti used Casillas mainly in cup games last season while the 33-year-old could find his chances more limited next season, should a new goal keeper arrive. El Confidential already explained few days ago that Casillas, if he finally leaves the club he represented all his life, expects to be released for free so he can decide his own future.

Will Arsenal go for him as they are already close to officially signing Ospina, who impressed heavily in the World Cup. Share your reactions below…

Comments (12)

  1. what complete nonsense.. think before you print stuff

    • Dan, that’s what El Confidencial claim – “Según ha podido saber este periódico, el club británico ya se ha dirigido de manera formal a Casillas para presentarle una oferta concreta.”

  2. Arsenal do not need Cassilas if they sign Ospina. Three top goalies will only cause confusion and inconsistency. Alternatively get Ospina and loan him out so that he gets first team action.

    • Loan him out? so would replace scezny incase of injury or cup games, wats d essence of buying a top keeper if u gonna loan him again

    • Are you insane if there is one thing it’s Arsenal FC needs it’s signing Iker Casillas!!!!! You have to open you’re mind to the possibilities!!!!! Imagine a keeper like Iker Casillas who is a Legend at almost everything: Former Mesut Özil Legendary teammate, Real Madrid Legend, Champions League Legend, Football Keeper Legend, Football Legend, La Liga Legend and World Cup Legend. If there is one keeper who can teach Wojciech Szczesny and David Ospina a thing or a million instead of two things it is this man right here!!!!!! Remember this is man has played for Madrid since 1999 because of one thing because he is rated among top 5 keepers ever to play in football. With Madrid it’s always chopping the deadwood and bring in the fresh new ones. I do not say we need to replace him with any of them all the time but he can become an asset to the team by learning stuff to these youngsters. But do play him as well because this man is a beast a club level.

  3. I would have iker any day over the others you fools he’s top class always has been and will be on a free you jesting what a transfer that would be

    • Top class indeed , why is realmadrid letting him go then?, he’s dropped in form both in realmadrid games last season and spanish team, making silly mistakes reminds me of almunia, probably he’ll gt his form back if he gets regular play, but not at arsenal cos wenger wont allow anykeeper come and displace szcezny immediately, casillas needs a team without a goalie and i dont know dt team in epl top 4

  4. There will be alot of confusion in arsenal if casillas come in

  5. He who rules the one keeper rules them all.

    Cassilias jas experience, yet think about this. Both Mourinho and Ancellotti have dropped him. Why?

    • He got dropped by Mourinho because he broke his arm and wasn’t fully healed. Ancelotti never dropped him because he was never reinstated as 1st goalkeeper. The reason Ancelotti didn’t reinstate him was because he felt it unfair to bench Lopez all together. Get your facts right before you comment.

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  7. If Iker Casillas join Arsenal now it means that the competition for first choice keeper will be hi and it will go along way in helping Arsenal to challenge for more titles this season