Report: Arsenal move appeals to Iker Casillas but Arsene Wenger not keen

The Spanish international goalkeeper is said to favour a move to Arsenal if he leaves Real Madrid this summer.

The future of Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas is again making headlines in Spain, with broadsheet El Confidencial suggesting the stopper favours a move to Arsenal if he is replaced by David de Gea this summer.

The claim comes in a story concerning the current Manchester United number one, who continues to be linked with a return to the Spanish capital having as yet failed to sign a new deal at Old Trafford.

So what of Casillas?

Of course his future hinges at least in part on what happens in terms of incomings at the Bernabeu this summer, but if De Gea – or another quality ‘keeper – arrives this summer then the Spanish international’s time may well be up.

The report claims that the 33-year-old is keen on a move to Arsenal but that Gunners manager Arsene Wenger is not so keen; and one wonders if the Frenchman is happy with David Ospina and Wojciech Szczesny or if he has another potential target in mind.

Of course it is all speculation at this point, and Casillas’s future may be intertwined with that of De Gea. But if the experienced stopper does become available this summer could Arsenal really afford to say no?

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