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Porto want to keep 'keeper Casillas despite heart attack

AFP  |  Lisbon 

FC want to keep on staff despite the Spanish veteran suffering a in training.

"still has a year left on his contract and we want him to remain part of FC Porto's structure, and not only for one year," club told Thursday's daily

"is one of us and he will always have a place at FC " The former Real Madrid and star, who will celebrate his 38th birthday on Monday, was taken to hosital and had on May 1 after collapsing during training.

He left hospital after five days and said he was "lucky" to be alive but had no immediate plans for the future.

"The important thing is to be here... I don't know what the future may bring," he said.

Casillas has 167 caps, winning and two European Championships, and also played more than 700 games for Real Madrid.

He joined FC in 2015 and recently extended his contract to 2020 with the option of an additional 12 months.

He said Porto had told him they wanted to keep him until he turned 40.

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First Published: Thu, May 16 2019. 21:51 IST