Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas has revealed that he is open to a move to Major League Soccer, amid the European champions’ interest in Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, according to the London Evening Standard.
Casillas is adamant that once his career at the Santiago Bernabeu comes to an end, he is keen on a move to the MLS.
“I have no problem of saying that I would like to play in the U.S,” he is quoted by LES.
“I would be unable to leave Real Madrid and join a competing team but I could leave to have an adventure, maybe not at that level in Europe, but innovative and different in a growing league like MLS.
“I would like to experience a different kind of football and put into perspective all the time I’ve been at Real Madrid”
He added: “It has been a tough year and a half. Only those close to me know about the suffering and the happiness I’ve gone through. This experience makes you stronger mentally and makes you focus on the things in life that really matter.
“I’ve been playing 40 or 50 matches each season for years and then I had an injury – that makes your game go down a notch.
“You understand that there are others who deserve to play and you can’t do anything but wait for your opportunity.”
The La Liga giants have been heavily linked with United’s De Gea to replace the Spain veteran, who expects to be leaving Real in the near future.
However despite Red Devils manager Louis van Gaal stating earlier that he is confident De Gea will extend his contract with the Old Trafford club, the former Atletico Madrid star has yet to pen a new deal.
The 24-year-old has been in fantastic form for United, making some brilliant and crucial saves, which have earned him rave reviews.
De Gea’s performances have even catapulted him to become Spain’s number-one, replacing Casillas as they country’s top goalkeeper.