Real Madrid set to reject FC Porto's offer for Iker Casillas – De Gea deal looks far from over now
La Liga giants Real Madrid CF are set to reject an offer made by Portuguese side FC Porto over Iker Casillas’ transfer. According to media reports on 6th July, Casillas’ agent had revealed that the Spanish veteran custodian is ready to move out of the club and join FC Porto this summer. It was even said that ‘99%’ of the deal has already been completed.
But now fresh reports suggest that though, as initial agreement has reached over the transfer, some of the demands of Porto will not be accepted by the Los Blancos. The Portuguese club had demanded Real Madrid to meet 100 percent of the player’s salary demands which the Spanish club have refused. Madrid received the offer from a middleman and not directly from the player’s agent, Carlo Cutropia.
It is believed that the offer which FC Porto has prepared for Iker Casillas includes a wage amount which is much lesser than what the Spaniard is earning at the moment at Madrid. Casillas’ contract runs out at the end of 2017. So Porto is planning to ask Real Madrid to pay Casillas’ salary for the remaining two years. Understandably Madrid are not keen on such an ofer.
Real Madrid are keen on signing Manchester United’s star goalkeeper David De Gea this summer. They have been a keen suitor for the custodian since a long time. Currently the deal is yet to be complete as their turmoil going on between the two European giants over the deal. If the deal actually happens, in that case Real Madrid might allow Casillas to leave. Before taking any decision over Iker Casillas, the club will wait until the De Gea deal happens.
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