Iker Casillas
Iker Casillas

Iker Casillas Reacts To Reports That He Is Retiring From Football

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

Spanish goalkeeper, Iker Casillas, has responded to reports that he has decided to hang up his gloves from professional football.

The former Madrid man suffered a heart attack in training on 1st May and was rushed to the hospital where he underwent surgery to have a stent fitted and has since been recovering at home.

Porto president, Pinta da Costa, yesterday hinted that the shot stopper who turns 38 on 20th May could be set to take up other roles at the club. He said, "Casillas has one year left on his contract and we would like him to stay at Porto in a different capacity, and not just for the remaining year of his contract. He is one of us and he will always have a place at Porto."

That statement was followed with reports that the Porto goalkeeper has retired from actively playing football as a consequence of the heart attack in today's edition of ‘O Jogo.’

Casillas has, however, refuted such reports in a post on social media.

"Hi everyone. Retiring... the day will come when I have to retire. Please allow me to announce that decision when the moment arrives. But for now, I need peace. Yesterday I had a revision with Dr.Filipe Macedo. All good. That's the big news I want to share with all of you!" the Spaniard wrote on Twitter.

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