According to the Daily Star, Iker Casillas has hinted that he wants to play in England after enduring a torrid time at the World Cup, not to mention losing his place in the Real Madrid starting eleven to Diego Lopez last term.
Both of the Premier League clubs have been linked to the 33-year-old for some time now and it is believed that both sides were preparing bids to snap him up last summer.
Punters in the tavern have said that out of the top teams in England, both Arsenal and Liverpool are open to criticism in the goalkeeping department, with many resident Reds fans unsure over the capabilities of Belgian international Simon Mignolet.
And in Arsene Wenger’s situation, Wojciech Szczesny recently got sent off in the Champions League fixture to Galatasaray, not to mention being slow off his line to unsuccessfully deny Chelsea’s Diego Costa netting a second goal in Sunday’s London derby.
But the hope that has flooded the ears of these fans has come because Casillas revealed that despite wanting to stay at Madrid for as long as possible, he has thought about playing in the Premier League.
He said: “I’ve thought about leaving Spain. I don’t want to rub anyone the wrong way or create a bad air, because you always want Madrid to win.
“But then you think, ‘I have to compete and fight.’ These past two years have made me fight and become stronger. I haven’t made any indication I want to leave.
“I never had a concrete offer. My idea was, and still is, to finish my career here.”
Liverpool and Arsenal fans. To put it in Casillas’ terms, should one of your sides submit a concrete offer to land the Spanish stopper this January? Let us know your thoughts below.