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“Iker didn’t want to leave. He was pushed out”

During the tribute that Real Madrid dedicated to Iker Casillas on Monday before the goalkeeper travelled to Porto, Florentino Pérez made it clear in his speech that Casillas was going because “he wanted to.” But Santos Márquez, a representative who was involved in the negotiations leading to Casillas’ exit from Madrid, has denied this and […]


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Florentino Pérez e Iker Casillas

During the tribute that Real Madrid dedicated to Iker Casillas on Monday before the goalkeeper travelled to Porto, Florentino Pérez made it clear in his speech that Casillas was going because “he wanted to.” But Santos Márquez, a representative who was involved in the negotiations leading to Casillas’ exit from Madrid, has denied this and said quite clearly that “Iker did not want to leave Madrid, rather he was pushed out, They put him on the launching pad. He wanted to stay on as second or third goalkeeper.” Márquez made these comments in the El Partido de las 12 programme which is broadcast by the Cadena Cope radio station.

As well as this, he recognised that “the deal with Porto was done ten days ago, but last Thursday someone made it go on longer because they didn’t want Iker to say goodbye to his team-mates.” That is what the goalkeeper most wanted: “He wanted to say farewell to his team-mates, it was even planned to happen on Saturday at 4:30 in the afternoon at the Bernabéu, but it couldn’t be and now he’s really sad.” Márquez also said that over the last few days Casillas “has been really, really upset” and that “he hasn’t just cried in the press room” adding that ” a lot of Madrid fans will have cried too.”

Santos Márquez added that “he has been tripped up by everyone at the club, it was a lamentable spectacle.” He even doubted the role of Rafa Benítez in the whole affair: “He’s been playing hide-and-seek. If he wasn’t interested in having him in the team, he should have told him. He didn’t.”

Lastly, he said that in the 40 years he has been in the profession he had never seen “anything as deplorable as the way Real Madrid acted, it was incredible.”

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