Real Madrid agree Casilla deal with Espanyol

Real Madrid have agreed a deal to sign goalkeeper Kiko Casilla, according to Espanyol.

The shot-stopper – a Blancos youth product – left the Santiago Bernabeu in 2008 but the departure of Iker Casillas to Porto triggered a pursuit from his former club to bring him back this summer as a replacement.

The undisclosed offer from Rafa Benitez’s side could spell the end of their long-gestated effort to sign Manchester United No.1 David de Gea, with Costa Rica star Keylor Navas providing competition to Casilla in 2015-16.

“Espanyol and Real Madrid reached an agreement to seal the transfer of Kiko Casilla in the last few hours,” Espanyol stated on their official website.

“Casillas has defended the club’s goal as our No.1 for four consecutive seasons. He played 126 official matches for us.”

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