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Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas has told club president Florentino Perez that he is ready to compete with De Gea for the No.1 spot, and that he would welcome the arrival of Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea should Los Blanco’s pursue their desire to bring the 24-year-old Spanish international to the capital.

“If De Gea does come here, he’ll be welcomed,” he told El Larguero on Cadena Ser. “Competition is healthy – there is no clause in my contract which states that I have to be first choice.

“We’ll have to compete for a place like we do with Spain. De Gea is a great bloke and a goalkeeper for the present and the future. He can handle pressure and the experience he has had at Manchester United will have served him well.”

Casillas also admitted he put De Gea’s name forward as his possible replacement.

“Florentino once asked me if it were up to me, which keeper would I sign. I prefer Spanish keepers – Sergio Rico, Asenjo and De Gea. Right now, De Gea is the expert out of the three,” he added.