Drop the S: Real Madrid brings back keeper Casilla to replace Casillas

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Real Madrid waved goodbye to longtime keeper Iker Casillas last week, as the club legend left the Spanish giants to join Portuguese powers FC Porto.

Real has been linked with David De Gea, who looks set to the stay at Manchester United. So who is coming into the fold to challenge Costa Rica star Keylor Navas for the No. 1 gig?

Exit Casillas, re-enter Casilla.

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Espanyol keeper Kiko Casilla is moving to Real Madrid in a $6 million move. Now how much of that actually goes to Espanyol is up for debate, as Real Madrid maintained a 50 percent ownership of the player when he left on a free transfer in 2007, according to the BBC.

Casilla, 28, played 115 matches for Espanyol after leaving Madrid, also appearing on loan for Cadiz and Cartagena. He’s once-capped by Spain as well.