With the summer transfer window kicked wide open, a lot of players have been linked, all with a move to the Emirates.
Now recent reports are out claiming that Arsenal have made an approach to sign Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas for next season, according to reports in Spain.
The Gunners have been strongly linked with Casillas in recent weeks, with the Madrid captain said to be considering his future after failing to establish himself as first-choice.
And now Spanish daily AS says Arsenal have contacted Madrid to discuss bringing in Casillas for next season, with Arsene Wenger desperately needing a new goalkeeper to compete with Wojciech Szczesny.
The 33-year-old Spaniard is expected to earn as much as £90,000-a-week should he see a switch to the Emirates go through. A figure that will see the Real Madrid veteran become one of the top earners at Arsenal.
But should this deal go through, a lot of question will be raised as to the capabilities of Casillas given that the veteran goalie has long ago passed his peak.
Arsenal have in recent times been linked with several goalkeepers after learning, during the course of the just concluded season that “now departed” second choice goalie at the club Lukasz Fabianski was seeking a move away from the Emirates in search of first team action.
Although Casillas was among the several goalkeepers on Arsenal’s wanted list. But should he be the one Wenger should move for.
In my own opinion, however how good Casillas was or still is to some folks, he is not the ideal replacement for departed Lukasz Fabianski. With another major reason being that the reason the veteran is actually wanting a move away from the Spanish capital is for more game time something which Wenger cannot again guarantee him. At least certainly not while our current first choice option Wojciech Szczesny is fit and sound.