FC Porto looking to offload Iker Casillas to avoid FFP violation


FC Porto are reportedly set to sell Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas in the January transfer window to avoid breaching Financial Fair Play rules, according to Marca.

Iker Casillas, who is their highest paid player at €5 million per season, has not featured for FC Porto since the early October draw with Sporting Clube de Portugal in the Primeira Liga.

Former club Real Madrid were reportedly covering half of the World Cup winner’s wages in the first two seasons of his career with the 27-time league champions, but the Portuguese outfit are now suffering financially as a result of taking on his lavish wages on their own.

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Iker Casillas was considered one of the best goalkeepers in the world for much of his career with Real Madrid and Spain. He won every major trophy there is to win at club and international level, including the FIFA World Cup, UEFA EURO 2008 and 2012, five La Liga titles and three UEFA Champions League titles. He is Real Madrid’s second-most capped player of all time, turning out 725 times, and is the most capped player of all time for Spain, with 167 caps.

With his immediate future unclear, a host of clubs from England, France, Italy and Spain have emerged as potential suitors.

While Iker Casillas has upheld his commitment to Real Madrid, claiming on many occasions that there is no other club he would play for in Spain, that hasn’t stopped the likes of Sevilla, Malaga, Las Palmas and Real Sociedad from trying to persuade the veteran goalkeeper.

Iker Casillas has proven that he can still play at the highest level with FC Porto, keeping more clean sheets than any other goalkeeper in the Primeira Liga since the start of last season (25).



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