Spain team-mate says Casillas and De Gea have no problems with one another

David de Gea for Spain U21

Sevilla goalkeeper Sergio Rico insists there's 'respect and companionship' between Spain stars Iker Casillas and David De Gea.

A video posted by Spanish TV show 'El Chiringuito de Jugones' appeared to show tension between David De Gea and Iker Casillas, as the two goalkeepers arrived for training with the Spanish national team.

Given the speculation that De Gea is set to complete a move from Manchester United to Real Madrid, sooner rather than later, inevitably the Spanish media are keen to focus on any kind of reaction they can find, from Iker Casillas, who the 24-year-old could replace at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Whilst the video seemed to show what looked a rather awkward moment between the pair, their international colleague, Sevilla goalkeeper Sergio Rico, has strongly denied there's a frosty relationship between De Gea and Casillas.

"I'm working with them every day and the treatment I get from the two is spectacular, we all get along very well."

"There's absolutely no tension, quite the opposite. We have a deep respect for one another. There's respect and companionship between the two." He assured.

Sergio Rico himself has enjoyed an excellent season of opportunities. Following the injury problems of Portuguese international, Beto, he has risen to the challenge of stepping between the posts for Sevilla, helping them to win the Europa League.

Despite his inexperience, strong performances throughout the season have elevated Sergio Rico to the Spain squad, with manager Vicente del Bosque keen to take a closer look at what he can offer the national team.

Whilst the speculation continues surrounding the respective futures of Casillas and De Gea, there have also been rumours that Manchester United have made enquiries about Keylor Navas, who will feature for Costa Rica against Spain in the upcoming friendly between the two nations.

As far as the Sevilla stopper is concerned, Keylor Navas "is a great goalkeeper, very professional, agile in goal and has incredible reflexes. As a goalkeeper, you can't say anything bad about him."

Ahead of the friendly against Costa Rica and the EURO 2016 qualifier against Belarus, all eyes will inevitably remain focused on De Gea and Casillas.

The choice of who will start the games remains a tough call for Vicente del Bosque, although he is expected to share opportunities, with a start each for De Gea and Casillas.

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