Iker Casillas was forced out of Real Madrid by club president Florentino Perez and is too good to play for Porto, according to his parents.
In an interview with Spanish daily El Mundo, Casillas’s parents Jose Luis and Mari Carmen said their son had been badly treated by Perez since he returned for a second stint as president in 2009.
“Iker has put up with a great deal, he has suffered psychological pressure and they treated him differently to other players,” Mari Carmen said.
“I have watched him suffer for many years. It is Florentino who is pushing him out because he wanted to end his career at Real Madrid.”
“Porto is a third-tier team for someone of Iker’s stature. A world champion can’t end up at Porto.”