Iker Casillas is reportedly slated for a move to Liverpool this summer after spending two years playing for FC Porto.
According to a report by AS, the 36-year-old’s Porto contract is due to expire and he is also receiving offers from around the world, one of which happens to be the chance to play for Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool.
The former Real Madrid keeper has received offers from teams in China, Turkey and Qatar, but he is most likely to join Liverpool and play in the Premier League. In fact, the keeper is reported to have already agreed a pre-contact at Anfield.
Iker Casillas has proven that he has only gotten better with age during his stint at Porto.
The veteran has still got the ability to compete at the top level and played a crucial role in a Porto team that allowed only 23 goals in 34 league games this season, although he conceded just 19 of those.
These figures suggest that Casillas still remains dangerous in front of the net, and his wealthy Champions League experience can come in extremely handy next season for Liverpool, who are set to feature in the Elite European competition next campaign.
Jurgen Klopp signed Loris Karius last summer to try and stir up some competition between him and Simon Mignolet, who has now managed to take his No. 1 spot back from the German.
However, both keepers are somewhat lacking in experience when it comes to the big stage, while Casillas is a proven threat irrespective of who the opponent is.
Meanwhile, Liverpool’s attack may have been the strongest at times this season, but their back line was beyond terrible. They have conceded a total of 42 goals and in general, seem susceptible to errors at the back.
A player like Casillas can greatly benefit Liverpool since Klopp is also looking for quality defenders and midfielders to take charge of his back line. Reports have suggested that he is on the lookout to sign Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Kalidou Kalibaly.
However, Casillas could be a difficult target to pursue especially since he has made it clear that he is happy at Porto, and Klopp will have to work twice as hard to sign the legendary keeper.