Casillas: ‘I could play in the USA’

Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas has refused to rule out a move to the United States before hanging up his boots.

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, the 33-year-old revealed he would be open to joining other European players such as Frank Lampard, David Villa, Kaka and Steven Gerrard in Major League Soccer when the time is right.

“I have no problem in saying that I would like to play in the United States,” said the Spain international.

“I would like the experience of a different kind of football and if that happened tomorrow it would it would allow me to remember and value the time I’ve spent at Madrid.”

Casillas’ capture would represent another milestone for the League, yet while his best years may be behind him he is far from old for a ‘keeper and could still remain near the top of his profession until he approaches 40.

While he didn’t specify a timeframe for any potential move across the pond his Real Madrid contract, which runs until June 2017, would not prevent an early departure should he decide to quit the Santiago Bernabeu.

In Casillas’ opinion all MLS clubs have one thing in common in that “they are unlikely to be in direct competition with Real Madrid”.

 

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