NEWCASTLE are lining up a move for Iker Casillas as the World Cup-winner is set to quit Porto in January, according to reports in Spain.
The former Real Madrid legend has not played since the 0-0 draw with Sporting Lisbon on October 1.
New Dragoes boss Sergio Conceicao has been playing Jose Sa instead to great effect, with Porto topping the table, having conceded just five all season.
And AS report that the 36-year-old Casillas is looking to leave in January in search of game time, with Newcastle a viable option.
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The 2010 World Cup-winning captain joined from Real Madrid in 2015, the summer Rafa Benitez joined Los Blancos.
And now the Toon boss could be set to finally manage his country’s greatest-ever goalkeeper.
Newcastle are 13th in terms of goals conceded and Benitez has always prided himself on having a tight defence.
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Liverpool, another Premier League giant who are in need of a stable No 1, are reported to have been monitoring Casillas’ situation at Porto.
However, they are unlikely to move in January, as his ineligibility for the Champions League will likely put them off.
Casillas is one of the most successful footballers in history and one of only three men to win the Champions League, World Cup and Euros as captain.