Iker Casillas plans to play until 40 at FC Porto

The 37-year-old goalkeeper hopes to extend his contract with the club.

Iker Casillas: “I will most likely finish my career with FC Porto.”   -  AP

Iker Casillas, the former Real Madrid goalkeeper, wants to end his career at Porto and continue playing until he is 40.

“This week I think I’ll extend my contract until I’m 40. I’ll be 38 soon and I’ll most likely finish my career with FC Porto,” the 37-year-old Spaniard said on the El Dia Despues programme on Spanish television.

On Tuesday, the 2010 World Cup winner added that the Portuguese side’s president, Antonio Pinto da Costa, had told him: “I don't want you to stay for another year, I want you [to] stay until you’re 40.”

'Grateful'

“If I can still fight alongside my team-mates to reach the team’s aims I have no problem in still playing because I am very grateful to the city and to FC Porto,” Casillas told the club’s website.

Casillas has been at the Dragao since leaving Madrid in 2015, winning the Portuguese title last season. He is looking to add a fourth Champions League title to his collection as Porto faces last year’s runner-up Liverpool in the quarterfinals in April, 2019.

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