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Casillas: United Would Be Perfect For Joe Hart

Iker Casillas, Spain and Real Madrid captain, has today claimed that Joe Hart is too good for a club like Manchester City, and should instead consider a move to Manchester United to replace Edwin Van der Sar when he retires.

Casillas, who has won a whole host of individual awards for his ability, reckons there’s something special about Hart and hopes he has a clause in his contract which will get him out of playing for City for when they don’t qualify for the Champions League.

“Teams like Manchester United and AC Milan have ageing keepers and Joe would be perfect for either of them,” said Casillas. “If I am being honest, over the last five years I don’t think there has been a keeper close to Gigi Buffon, or ­myself. But from what I have seen of Joe Hart, he really can be great. When Buffon and I are well into our 30s Joe will be at his peak and I expect him to be the number one keeper in the world. Everything he does is so natural and he has that goalkeeper’s instinct, which you can’t just learn. But like so many of City’s players, Hart needs to play Champions League football. If he doesn’t get it, he won’t stay. I think it’s fine if you want to go and be part of the revolution at City. But I would suggest all players write clauses into their contract about being able to leave the club if they don’t make it into the Champions League.”


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72 Comments

  1. wayne says:

    i think casillas knows city would never let hart come to utd i just think he’s saying city are a small time club and hart would be better served elsewere

  2. redrider says:

    Agree with McQueen, goal.com is the shittest mag ever. They got like about 2 good articles out of every 10 i guess…And when they don’t have to write about anything, they conjure up such fantasies…
    It’s fun to read all these articles nevertheless!
    Ron back with us? Too good to be true… Nice work, goal.com…Any openings?

  3. redrider says:

    Ron back would unsettle the team imho… Wats ur say?

  4. xol says:

    Come on we weren’t born yesterday, most are aware of goal.com being shite. Tell us something we don’t know. There’s a rumour came out of the club and they’ve jumped on it. Their jumping on it doesn’t mean a rumour came out of the club ffs.

  5. xol says:

    * doesn’t mean a rumour didn’t come out of the club ffs

    hang on

    yeah that’s right lol

  6. wayne says:

    the only chance ron’s coming back to utd will be on a free when his contract runs out or a year before if he wants out utd are not going to pay 100mill for him

  7. redrider says:

    Give tat 100 mil and clone fergie.

  8. xol says:

    100mil no no.
    60m or less yes
    besides, Valencia won’t be out for ever, Nani has improved and the boss has made other small investments up front and on the wings, Hargo returning etc. Looking good.

  9. Ulster Red says:

    even though its not going to happen..i believe if ronnie wanted to come back here, lets say next summer for instance not one person here would have anything against it, and if they did they are lying or just plain stupid.

  10. MG says:

    RedGem

    RE RE Wenger

    LOL back : )

  11. bettathedevilsweknow says:

    not joe hart. De gea from Atletico Madrid. Hart is probably the best english keeper, but the best of a bad lot is not THE best. would rather us get Given.

  12. Ash says:

    gIVE AMOS THE chance.Why dont we give our keeper chances.I would want to see amos playing tommorow.Believe in our youth players.

  13. United1990 says:

    “If I am being honest, over the last five years I don’t think there has been a keeper close to Gigi Buffon, or myself.”

    Yes, I’d say VDS as well

    But I agree that Hart is too much for City and it won’t take long till he joins the “This is how it feels to be City” campaign. He’ll realize that he’s investing his efforts and age in the wrong place. We’ll see~

  14. man united says:

    roanldo story is now all over the web.

  15. leaxan says:

    casillas is full of shite….buffon and i are the best my ass

  16. busby says:

    It is a bit sad that none of Aron Ramsey, Gareth Bale, Danny Wilson, Jack Rodwell, Phil Jones or Joe Hart plays for us. We have always had a British base and as talent in the UK is thinning out we really need to be proactive in getting class British youngsters onto our books.

  17. spiran says:

    “But like so many of City’s players, Hart needs to play Champions League football. If he doesn’t get it, he won’t stay. I think it’s fine if you want to go and be part of the revolution at City. But I would suggest all players write clauses into their contract about being able to leave the club if they don’t make it into the Champions League.” …. its so fucking obvious to every1 sane except the delusional shitty

  18. cantona7 says:

    he said nobody has come near him or Buffon. That’s very true.

    Becos Casillas and Buffon are very far behind VDS. Nobody has come close to him or Buffon, but they also have not come close to VDS.

    Even mentioning VDS in the same line with the likes of Casillas and Buffon is just too stupid.

    But anyway, Hart really should come to Manchester. :)

  19. Bebeto says:

    “But I would suggest all players write clauses into their contract about being able to leave the club if they don’t make it into the Champions League”.

    I’d suggest that Casillas has some shit ideas.

  20. UNITED4life says:

    VDS deservs his place along with those two as the best keepers in the last 10or so years. I rate Given over hurt. a keeper is not only a shot stoper he must organize the defence and i think hurt is yet to prove himself at the top level.

  21. King Eric says:

    Who the fuck does the fascist poster boy think he is? Not fit to lace Edwin’s gloves.

  22. fucktheglazers says:

    the thing is, hes right. hart is a ideal replacement for VDS.i highly doubt that he would leave the ‘best’ club in the world to come to united ;)

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