Real Madrid have agreed a deal to sign Espanyol goalkeeper Kiko Casilla for a fee believed to be in the region of €6m.
Espanyol confirmed Casilla would be joining Real Madrid via their official Twitter account and the 28-year-old goalkeeper will move to the Santiago Bernabeu this summer.
Casilla’s arrival means Real Madrid now have two established goalkeepers as Keylor Navas is already at the club and from a Manchester United perspective, that’s nothing but good news.
Real Madrid now do not have any desperate need to sign David de Gea and a short-term solution to Man United not budging over his price certainly looks to be signing Casilla for just €6m.
— RCD ESPANYOL OFICIAL (@RCDEspanyol) July 17, 2015
By all accounts, Real Madrid signing Casilla looks like the club are taking measures in case they are not successful in signing De Gea this summer and that’s indicative of how firm United have been in the negotiations.
What it would also likely mean is any move for Sergio Ramos is off the cards as Madrid will certainly not sell their captain to United if they are unable to get De Gea in return.