Real Madrid deal for Casillas is ‘insulting’

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The Catalans insist that there is absolutely no truth
in reports that the shot-stopper is on the verge of a
move to the Santiago Bernabeu
Espanyol president Joan Collet has rubbished
speculation that goalkeeper Kiko Casilla is to join
Real Madrid, describing the rumoured fee of €5
million as “insulting”.
It has been claimed in the Spanish press that the
Blancos youth academy product is set to return to
the Santiago Bernabeu this summer, with Los
Blancos set to sell club captain Iker Casillas to
Porto .
However, Collet has reacted angrily to reports that
Casilla’s switch to the Spanish capital is effectively
a done deal.
“Everything is a lie, there’s nothing,” he told AS .
“I’m not sure if I should say I’m gobsmacked but I
am surprised.
“I have spoken a lot in the last few days with [Real
Madrid general director] Jose Angel Sanchez and
yes, he asked a question [regarding Casilla] but we
did not sit down no negotiate.
“I don’t know what will happen tomorrow but right
now, there is nothing and there will be nothing for
those figures that are being reported.
“First we have to receive an offer, find out if the
player wants to leave and finally we must speak to
the coaching staff.
“But to speak of those figures for him is insulting, I
don’t know where they have come from.”
Madrid are also pursuing Manchester United No.1
David De Gea and Collet is perturbed by the thought
that the Blancos could be using Casilla in order to
pressurise the Red Devils into lowering their asking
price.
“I feel bad because, [if true], they are playing with a
lot of feelings and with the player,” the Espanyol
supremo added. “It annoys me that they are using
his name.”
Casilla, who left Madrid for Espanyol in 2007, still
has three years to run on his current contract with
the Catalan side.

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