Real Madrid Will Look to Purchase a Keeper to Cover for Injured Iker Casillas

Tre' Atkinson@@TreAtkinsonFeatured ColumnistJanuary 25, 2013

MADRID, SPAIN - JANUARY 09:  Iker Casillas of Real Madrid CF reacts during the Copa del Rey round of 16 second leg match between Real Madrid and Celta de Vigo at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on January 9, 2013 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
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Real Madrid was handed a deadly blow recently when captain Iker Casillas came up injured during the clash with Valencia. But the club now looks set to bring in a new keeper to make up for the loss.

AS has reported that the Madrid club is now in the market for a keeper as they do not see Antonio Adan as the suitable replacement.

Although Adan has seen significant minutes this season, Los Blancos are entering a very difficult stretch of the season and will need a more capable player to defend the goal.

With three games coming up against Barcelona in a little over a month as well as a Champions League tie with Manchester United, Real Madrid is desperate for a capable fill-in.

The report by AS claimed that the club has already selected a number of keepers that they would like to try to bring to Madrid.

Two La Liga keepers were cited as the top Spanish choices for Real Madrid. Andres Fernandez of Osasuna and Roberto of Real Zaragoza look to be the most likely choices to come to the capital of Spain. However, the club could look elsewhere for a suitable replacement.

Julio Cesar is a big name that could be on his way to Real Madrid and has seen time under manager Jose Mourinho when the Portuguese tactician was at Inter Milan. Cesar would certainly be a veteran choice by Madrid which could help immensely in big games.

Marc-Andre Ter Stegen was yet another foreign player listed. The German keeper is one of the brightest prospects in the world at his position and the move would certainly be seen as one for the future.

No matter who Real Madrid decides to bring in, it is apparent that a move is vital. With such big games on the horizon, Los Blancos cannot afford to play an inexperienced keeper.

Fans will have to wait to see who the clubs eventually decides to bring in; however, some reports have hinted that a move could be on the table for Julio Cesar (via Mirror).

There are plenty of great choices for the Madrid club, but the most difficult thing to replace will be the leadership of Iker Casillas.

Losing Iker Casillas is a tough blow for Real Madrid. Barcelona defender Gerard Pique was quoted by Goal discussing just how difficult the loss will be.

"His absence will be felt: not because of Adan, who is a great keeper, but because of the fact that Madrid will be without their captain," Pique said. 

Real Madrid can bounce back from the loss of Saint Iker, but it will not be easy. However, every fan knows that Los Blancos tend to always show up in the biggest games.


Who should Real Madrid bring in? How big will the absence of Iker Casillas hurt Los Blancos? Don't forget to leave your thoughts and comments below.


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