Real Madrid confirm Casillas to Porto deal

The Spanish goalkeeper ends a 25 year period at the Santiago Bernabeu in order to join the Portuguese side

Real Madrid have confirmed that long-serving captain Iker Casillas will leave the club for Porto.

The goalkeeper had been linked to a move away from the Santiago Bernabeu for some time, with Madrid looking to sign Kiko Casilla from Espanyol and pursuing Manchester United’s David de Gea.

The World Cup winning shot stopper had reportedly already agreed personal terms with the Portuguese side, but failure to break from his contract at the capital club was holding the deal back.

Now, though, Los Blancos have revealed that a deal has been struck that will see him bring an end to a glorious career in La Liga.

“Real Madrid and FC Porto have agreed the transfer of Iker Casillas to┬áthe Portuguese club,” a statement on their official website read.

Casillas spent 25 years attached to Madrid, during which time he won five league titles. two Copas del Rey and three Champions League trophies.