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NYCFC Interested in Iker Casillas

Former Spanish teammates

Villa and Casillas helped lead Spain to a World Cup win in 2010.

FC Porto goalkeeper and former Real Madrid captain Iker Casillas is slowly becoming the new target for New York City FC. New York City, under head coach Patrick Vieira, are keen to strengthen their squad after a disappointing first campaign last season in MLS.

Casillas, who started his career at Real Madrid, made over 500 appearances for Los Blancos before his departure to Porto last summer. The 34-year-old enjoyed unprecedented success at Real, winning five La Liga titles and three Champions Leagues during his time at the Bernabeu. Casillas also won awards with Spain, captaining his country to success at Euro 2008, Euro 2012 and helping Spain lift their first World Cup in South Africa in 2010.

With rumors flying that NYCFC is also interested in bringing in Spanish striker Fernando Torres, these moves would reunite captain David Villa and Andoni Iraola with their former teammates from the Spanish national team. Although people may believe that this is furthering the belief that MLS is becoming the retirement home for former big name players, a move like this would help out NYCFC. Casillas can be a valuable asset to the team and help out starting goalkeeper Josh Saunders develop in his game. With this acquisition, NYCFC’s list of world class players will grow with the likes of Villa, Frank Lampard, Andrea Pirlo, and Casillas.

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