Casillas: I joined Porto because…

Iker Casillas has, for the first time, revealed the reasons behind his decision to quit Real Madrid for Porto.

The goalkeeper finally ended speculation about his future at the Santiago Bernabeu by joining the Portuguese giants earlier in July, and he says his ”trust and understanding” with Coach Julen Lopetegui played a key role in his move.

“I joined Porto, mainly for the trust and understanding I have with Julen Lopetegui,” he told Porto’s official magazine.

“I had some offers, which didn’t entice me, plus I wanted to leave Spain.

“Signing for Porto was a way to let go of my past with Real Madrid in Spain and devote myself to a club outside my country but still be relatively close.

“[Porto] are also big name and prestigious, so they attracted me [for those reasons].

“Here, I can continue with an important team and develop my game further.

“We’ll work [to end our trophy drought] by trying to win trophies in both Portugal and Europe.”

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