Arsenal are looking for competition for Wojciech Szczesny and have been linked with a move for the five time winner of the best goalkeeper in the world, Iker Casillas. The captain of Real Madrid and the Spanish national team seems to have fallen out with the Special One, Jose Mourinho, who is the current manager at the Spanish champions. So, could Arsenal take advantage and swoop for the 31-year old in this transfer window? In a word, NO. In three words, NO WAY JOSE.
Even if Mourinho wanted to sell him, it is not his decision, but the president’s. Casillas is a national hero and has been at the club since he was nine. He has played a record 648 times for Madrid and wants to finish his career there. The fans absolutely adore him, which they showed clearly at the weekend.
Mourinho left Casillas on the bench, claiming it was for tactical reasons, which nobody believed. His stand in, Adan, was sent off after six minutes, so Casillas came on to an amazing, thunderous reception from the home fans. They had banners and were chanting his name for ages. If Mourinho was in any doubt who they prefer, he is not any longer.
Casillas knows that Mourinho will be moving on from the Bernabeu at the end of the season, so even if he is not picked now, he will be straight back in the side next season. Trust me, Gooners, it is not going to happen.