REAL MADRID legend Iker Casillas has furiously denied rumours suggesting he is dating pop star Shakira, shortly after her split with his long-time Spain team-mate Gerard Pique.
Pique and the Grammy award-winning singer announced their break up in June following a 12-year relationship that saw them have two kids Milan, 9, and Sasha, 7, but never got married.
Real Madrid legend Iker Casillas denied reports he is dating ShakiraCredit: Getty
Pop star Shakira and Barcelona great Gerard Pique broke up recentlyCredit: Getty
Iker Casillas and Gerard Pique were part of Spain’s golden generationCredit: AFP
Casillas, on the other hand, got divorced from sports journalist Sara Carbonero, with whom he was married for five years and also had two children.
Rumours of a relationship between the legendary goalkeeper and the Barcelona star’s ex began when the two started following each other on Instagram.
But the 41-year-old Spain great vehemently denied those rumours with a story on Instagram as he shared screenshots of articles suggesting he is now with the Colombian artist.
The Spaniard ended his story with a post that read: “Touch your nose. OMG [Oh My God].”
Pique and Shakira met in 2010 while filming the music video for her World Cup song Waka Waka (This Time for Africa).
The 45-year-old singer performed that song in South Africa during the final in which both the legendary centre-back and Casillas played for Spain and beat the Netherlands 1-0.
That was also coincidentally the night that saw the Real great announcing to the world he was dating Carbonero as the former couple enjoyed a romantic moment on live television after the game.
Casillas and Pique were both part of Spain’s recent golden generation that won back-to-back Euro titles in 2008 and 2012 as well as their first World Cup in 2010.
However, the two men were also fierce El Clasico rivals across the late 2000s and into the next decade.
Casillas was Real‘s unchallenged No1 whereas Pique posed as Barcelona’s rock in defence.