Iker Casillas has already had a long and distinguished career with Real Madrid and the Spain national team. He has won everything there is to win at club and international level and, at 31-years old, has plenty of good years still in him. He also has a contract for life at the club, but Jose Mourinho is looking for a good quality keeper as a stand in and eventual replacement, and Kasper Schmeichel is top of the list.
The 25-year old son of Denmark and Manchester United legend, Peter Schmeichel, is currently playing in the Championship in England for Leicester City. He was voted Player of the Year last season and is regarded as one of the best keepers around.
He ticks all the boxes for Mourinho, as he has played at the top level with Manchester City. He is young enough to learn from Casillas but old enough to know his trade and he would not break the bank.
The current number two, Adan, is going to move on in the summer to get more regular playing time. Mourinho is well aware that Casillas is always better when he feels there is somebody waiting in the wings to take his place. He is very proud of his records, such as most capped Spanish player ever and most appearances for a keeper in the Champions League.
The question is, will Schmeichel want to risk sitting on the bench while Casillas extends his records or will he be confident enough to believe he could oust the great man?