Iker Casillas is closer than ever to leaving Real Madrid this summer allowing David de Gea to become the club’s undisputed No 1 when he signs next week. De Gea should complete his switch after leaving international duty with Spain on Sunday, and as he comes in, Casillas will depart after 16 years at the club.
The most-decorated keeper in Real Madrid’s history has two years left on his current contract and wants them paid in full if he is to quit.
Real had originally rejected that demand but now look set to reach a compromise by paying the difference in earnings between what Casillas would have picked up at Madrid by staying until the end of his deal and what he is he offered by his new club.
The Spain captain has long-since resisted attempts to move him on but now looks ready to face the inevitable with De Gea likely to be ahead of him in Spain’s pecking order soon too.