The S Is Irrelevant: Real Madrid Sign Casilla To Replace Casillas

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Real Madrid have signed Espanyol goalkeeper Kiko Casilla.

Casilla has been brought in to replace former number one Iker Casillas, who left for Porto last week.

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The club’s primary target had been Manchester United’s David De Gea, but United’s reluctance to sell their star keeper proved a stumbling block.

The €6 million transfer for Casilla sees him sign a 5-year deal.

“We have reached an agreement with all parties,” Espanyol president Joan Collet said in a news conference. “Kiko Casilla will be transferred to Real Madrid. The fee is €6m.”

“Kiko told us that this is a unique opportunity for him and that this was his intention. He asked us to try to reach an agreement and this morning we have done so.”

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“This is a loss for us and we didn’t expect it earlier this summer.”

“We wish him the best of luck. The doors of this club will always be open [to him].”



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