Casquero in Getafe goodbye

Veteran midfielder Javi Casquero has said goodbye to Getafe after six years at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez.

The 36-year-old was told by President Angel Torres that he is not part of the club’s plans for next season, although he does not intend to hang up his boots just yet with rumours of interest from abroad and also Real Betis.

“I have had the best years of my life at Getafe and it is hard and difficult for me,” Casquero told a Press conference.

“I want to go by thanking the President for having confidence in me at a delicate time in my career and I am leaving somewhere I consider my home.

“Luckily, I have had some beautiful moments here and I respect the President, so if he considers it best for Getafe then I also believe it is best for the club.

“At a personal level I am well physically and mentally and want to continue playing professionally.

“I’d like to carry on at the top for a few years and it is flattering that a team such as Betis is interested in me,” he added.

Having started his career with Toledo in 1994, Casquero spent a season in Atletico Madrid’s B team then moved to Sevilla in 2000, going on to make 134 La Liga appearances for the Andalusians before joining Racing Santander in July 2005 and switching to Getafe 12 months later.

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