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Iker Casillas meets with Florentino Pérez, will stay with Real Madrid next season

This will not be the last thing we hear about Casillas this summer.

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Iker Casillas met with Florentino Pérez today and the President and CEO José Ángel Sánchez explained to him that he will stay with Real Madrid next season no matter what happens with David De Gea, according to AS. While Real would obviously want to part ways with the captain this summer in order to avoid a huge controversy over the starting spot during the next campaign, Casillas has every right to make this decision.

This probably means that if De Gea finally signs for Madrid, Keylor Navas will be the one goalkeeper leaving the Spanish capital in what would be a head-scratching call by Real just one year after signing him away from Levante.

Cadena COPE just reported that Real Madrid would be willing to pay Casillas the difference between his new contract with a potential new club and his current salary in Madrid, although Casillas doesn't seem to want that kind of settlement. If the captain stays, expect a very intense debate over the starting spot once again.

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