Spanish TV reveal Iker Casillas will leave Real Madrid

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Time is finally up for Iker Casillas at Real Madrid, who has reportedly decided to leave the club, as they prepare to welcome David De Gea from Manchester United.

Leading Spanish television broadcaster, TVE, along with radio network, Cadena SER, have both released news that Iker Casillas will leave Real Madrid, ahead of the arrival of Manchester United goalkeeper, David De Gea.

According to TVE, the iconic 34-year-old "has reached an agreement to leave" the club of his life, after 25 years with Real Madrid. 16 of which have been in the first-team, and having made a total of 713 appearances.

Whilst the decision is recognised to have been a hugely difficult one for Casillas to make, it has ultimately been prompted by the impending arrival of David De Gea from Manchester United, whose arrival at the Santiago Bernabeu is now seen as guaranteed.

Real Madrid are expected to permit Casillas to leave on a free transfer, waiving the remaining two years of his contract, and content to settle outstanding economic agreements, whilst also keen to give him a gala send off, given his years of loyal service and achievements with the club.

Certainly, there are no shortage of clubs who are willing to offer Casillas a new footballing adventure, with the TVE reports suggesting he has received ten firm offers, which he will need to mull over carefully.

Current indications suggest the World Cup winning goalkeeper will only consider moving to a club outside Spain, having reportedly rejected an offer from Valencia, who are expected to make a further attempt to lure him to the Mestalla.

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