Agent of reported Spurs target Iker Casillas talks up Roma move

Iker Casillas

The Real Madrid legend is linked with departing the Bernabeu this summer, but where will he end up?

Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas may not end up arriving in the Premier League, despite links to Tottenham this summer according to the Mirror, after his agent was quoted by Italian publication LaRoma24.it as saying the Spanish international was flattered by the club's interest.

Casillas was deemed to be the final piece of the mooted merry-go-round of goalkeepers this summer if he was to move to Spurs, with David De Gea heading to Madrid and Hugo Lloris to Manchester United, but still no move has been made that may signal the start of the others. If all move on to the other club then the suggestion is that each team won't have to look far for a replacement.

His agent Carlo Cutropia certainly sounds open to interest from Serie A runners up Roma after his comments discussing the possibility of moving to the Italian capital, throwing doubt on to what that means for the goalkeeping situation at Tottenham, and as a result, United.

“They are a great side and we are flattered by their interest, because Roma are one of the best clubs in Europe,” Cutropia is quoted as telling LaRoma24.it.

"We really love the city and the passion of their fans."

Would Casillas be a good signing for Spurs?

Though the Spaniard's list of achievements stand up against most other goalkeepers that have ever played the game, he has struggled to command the same respect he did for much of his career over the last two or three seasons.

Since the 2012-13 campaign, Casillas has been far from a certain starter for Los Blancos, and made just 2 league starts in the 2013-14 season as Diego Lopez was instead preferred in La Liga.

Last season he was reinstated to the starting lineup, but once again failed to demonstrate the quality he was renowned for.

At 34-years-old, it is hard to see Casillas as anything more than a big-name stop gap for whichever club signs him up from Real, and Tottenham would be much better off plumping for a younger, hungrier goalkeeper, who, much like Daniel Levy prefers, will either have some significant resale value or plenty of playing years remaining.

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