Casillas reveals exit scenario - United, City, Arsenal on alert

Iker Casillas

Iker Casillas is out-of-favour in Spain but in-demand with Premier League sides. Manchester United, Manchester City and Arsenal all have reported interest.

Accomplished shot-stopper Iker Casillas, 32, has struggled for game-time this season. A two-time Champions League winner with Real Madrid, Casillas has been limited to a brace of European appearances as - despite his own captaincy - he has lost his first-team place to Diego Lopez.

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Victor Valdes, too, is pushing Casillas for the number one spot in Spain and both goalkeepers featured for the reigning World Cup champions during the nation's recent encounters with Georgia (2-0) and Belarus (2-1).

However, if Casillas, in three months time, is still limited to a bench role for Los Blancos, then he has conceded that he will be forced to assess his options, with his potential availability alerting the attentions of a reported Premier League trident consisting of Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United.

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'Players go through moments when if you are not playing a part you think about making some sort of decision,' Casillas is quoted to have said by The Guardian. 'Of course I want to stay here, winning more titles with Real Madrid. I have been here since I was a small boy but the day will come when maybe a decision will have to be made.'

He continued: 'I have decided I want to be part of this squad for a long time but if the situation doesn't change in three months and you ask me the same question perhaps I will answer that I am planning to leave.'

Casillas has a value of £22m.

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