Liverpool And Arsenal Denied By World Star

Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas has revealed that he has no interest in making a move away from the Spanish giants in the near future, as reported by the Daily Star.

Casillas has been consistently linked with a switch to the Premier League, with both Arsenal and Liverpool touted as potential destinations for the Real star.

However, Casillas has denied any desire to move to the Premier League duo, or even leave the Santiago Bernabeu club.

He said: “There’s always speculation here but after all the stories, the rumours, I’m still here.

“There’s never been a chance for me to go anywhere else because I’ve never thought about it.

“All the presidents I’ve had have said: ‘The day you don’t want to be here, just come and tell me.’ And I’m still here. It started here and I want it to finish here.

“I’ll play for Spain until 2016 at least, for sure. After that, we’ll see. And [for Madrid] I think I can play until I’m 40.

“I feel fit and strong. A keeper who looks after himself can play to at least 38. [Belgium’s Michel] Preud’homme was as fast as lightning and played until he was 38 at Benfica. Cañizares played until he was 38, [Oliver] Khan 39. And Gigi [Buffon] is 37 [in January].”

Casillas became the highest appearance maker in the history of the Champions League tonight in Real’s game against Liverpool in the group stage.

He surpassed the previous record set by Barcelona’s Xavi Hernandez, who has recently been targeted by FC Tokyo.

The keeper has struggled to maintain a place in Real’s first team over the last few seasons, but is now first choice again under Carlo Ancelotti.

He played a key role as Real won the Champions League last season.


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