Iker Casillas has revealed he recommended Manchester United star David De Gea to Real Madrid.
Casillas claims he championed the United No 1 when Real president Florentino Perez asked him which goalkeeper he would sign.
“Florentino once asked me if it were up to me, which keeper would I sign,” said the Real goalkeeping legend on the Daily Mirror website.
“I prefer Spanish keepers – Sergio Rico, Asenjo and De Gea. Right now, De Gea is the expert out of the three.”