Casillas staying with Madrid

24 June 2009 08:36
Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas has heard nothing from Manchester United or any other club about a possible transfer and sees his long-term future at the Bernabeu. Reports in the both the Spanish and English media suggested United were looking to invest some of the ¦pound;80million they are set to receive from Madrid for Cristiano Ronaldo on Euro 2008 winner Casillas. However, Casillas was quoted by AS as saying: "There is absolutely nothing, neither from United nor another club. Neither my agent nor Madrid have informed me of any offer, and nobody has called me either." He added: "It's speculation, which is what happens when the transfer market is open." The 28-year-old has been part of the scene at home-town club Madrid for almost two decades now and he has been a regular in the senior side since making his debut in 1999. In February 2008 he penned a new contract, tying him to the Spanish giants until the completion of the 2016/17 season, and the Spain captain insists he is looking to see the deal through. "I have a contract with Madrid until 2017 and what I'm thinking about is completing it. Everybody knows Madrid are in my heart and that I'm a White until I die. "I joined Real Madrid as a child and Madrid is my home." Casillas also had a message for Madrid fans who might be fearing he could be on his way out of the club, saying: "The fans should be calm, there is nothing at all from Manchester (United) or any other club. I'm from Spain and from Madrid, and that's it."

Source: Eurosport