23 Apr 2015

Iker Casillas to stay at Real Madrid; ...even if David de Gea joins

Iker Casillas insists he will stay at Real Madrid even if David de Gea arrives to displace him as first choice keeper at the Bernabeu.

The Spain international has spent his entire career at the Bernabeu but has come under increasing criticism in recent seasons, while Manchester United No 1 De Gea has been linked with a summer return to his homeland.

However, the 33-year-old claims he is willing to fight for the jersey he went on to make his own after breaking in to the side as a 16-year-old in 1996 - before becoming the youngest Champions League keeper in 2000.
'I hope to fulfil my contract and a commitment that is signed has to be signed until the end,' he told AS.

'But I have to earn it and train myself for it. I will strive and I will fight for the position.

'Now I am at an age at which things are seen in a different way, so if I am not the starter, I will have a commitment with the younger ones.

'Why wouldn't I continue at Madrid if I am not the starting goalkeeper?'
Credit: Richard Arrowsmith/SportsMail

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