Liverpool are reportedly in the hunt to sign FC Porto and former Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas, who considers their offer “one of the most solid” and has a pre-contract on the table already.
According to Spanish newspaper AS, Casillas has received offers from the Premier League, Turkey and China, but Liverpool could be the most appetizing option available.
The 36-year-old has a contract in Portugal that runs until the summer of 2018, but his signature may be a cost-effective one in the event the Reds decide to push ahead with their pursuit of a transfer.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp signed Loris Karius last summer as competition to incumbent Simon Mignolet, who has now wrestled his No. 1 spot back from the German.
However, one might argue that both stoppers are somewhat lacking in experience, and the same can’t be said for Casillas, a veteran of the European circuit on a level that few others can match:
The veteran has proved he’s still got the ability to compete at the top level and played his part in a Porto team that leaked only 19 goals in 34 league games this season, although he conceded just 16 of those.
Those figures suggest Casillas has lost very little of his potency as he’s aged, although it’s unclear whether Klopp has stolen the edge in his bid to land the three-time UEFA Champions League winner.