Kiko Casilla: 'I will remain at Espanyol'

Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo vies with Espanyol's goalkeeper K. Casilla during the Spanish league football match on January 12, 2014
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Spanish goalkeeper Kiko Casilla denies that he will leave Espanyol in the summer.

Kiko Casilla has 'insisted' that he will remain with La Liga outfit Espanyol next season.

The Spanish goalkeeper is widely regarded as one of the most talented shot-stoppers in European football, with his form this season reportedly drawing a host of interest.

However, the 27-year-old has revealed that he will not depart Espanyol in the summer.

"I have one year left of my contract and I always keep what I have signed," he told Mundo Deportivo.

"In addition, the renewal will be arranged. At Espanyol I am playing and enjoying it. Here I feel very comfortable and I have always said that I want to stay.

"I do not know much about the renewal nor do I want to know until it is all done. My role is to be focused on the job and contribute my bit to the team. I insist that I will play here next year."

Casilla came through the youth system at Real Madrid before moving to Espanyol in 2007.

Espanyol head coach Javier Aguirre reacts on the touchline during the match against Valencia on August 24, 2013
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