Iker Casillas names Newcastle United as his favourite English team

Iker Casillas has revealed his affection for Newcastle United on Twitter.

By Miles Starforth
Monday, 18 March, 2019, 11:31
Iker Casillas.

The Porto and Spain goalkeeper has named his favourite teams in a number of countries on Twitter.

And next to an English flag is the name of Newcastle.

Casillas – who made more than 500 La Liga appearances for Real Madrid before joining Porto in the summer of 2015 – was linked with a move to Newcastle last year.

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However, United went on to sign former loanee Martin Dubravka on a permament deal.

Casillas, 37, faced Newcastle in a pre-season friendly at the Estadio do Dragao last summer.

The game, which was watched by a crowd of more than 43,000, ended goalless.

Porto, the Portuguese champions, are in the Champions League quarter-finals.