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  • Adriana Garcia

FC Porto president Jorge Nuno Pinto da Costa does not anticipate Iker Casillas to play following the goalkeeper’s heart attack and will be in the market for a replacement.

Casillas spent five days in hospital after suffering a heart attack during training May 1 and upon being discharged, the 37-year-old didn’t offer an indication regarding if he’d like or be able to return to perform professionally again.

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“We have an extra problem with Casillas, with whom we’d extended his contract and hence, we would not have had a goalkeeper,” Pinto da Costa informed Ojogo newspaper. “We believe that we will want one, so we are also considering that circumstance.”

Casillas made 31 league appearances for FC Porto this year. He’d signed a fresh deal with the Portuguese giants which runs until June 2020, with the optional second year.

He explained in the time of registering his wish was supposed to end his career at the Dragao Stadium.

Porto team doctor Nelson Pulga said in the time that he expected Casillas to make a complete recovery but claimed it was too early to generate an assessment on whether the veteran goalkeeper could return to play.

Casillas joined Porto in the summertime of 2015 to a free transfer later 16 years in Real Madrid.

He assisted Los Blancos triumph five La Liga titles and three Champions Leagues. He was also captain of the Spain squad that won two successive European philosopher, also in 2008 and 2012, along with the World Cup in 2010.

Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas is a reported goal of FC Porto. Navas was recently advised by Madrid that he won’t be first-choice goalkeeper next year, with coach Zinedine Zidane choosing Thibaut Courtois.

Navas’ salary might be a stumbling block in any possible move to some other club.

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