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Leeds United transfer news: Whites in talks to sign Real Madrid goalkeeper Kiko Casilla


Leeds United are in talks to sing Real Madrid goalkeeper Kiko Casilla, according to reports.

The 32-year-old has played back-up to Keylor Navas since 2015 and has lack of game time has been furthered by the signing of Thibaut Courtois from Chelsea in the summer.

Casilla has not featured as regularly for Madrid as he would have liked

Marcelo Bielsa has stuck with 22-year-old Baiely Peacock-Farrell so far this season, but appears to want some experience between the sticks.

According to Sky Sports News, 32-year-old Casilla could be set for a move to Elland Road in the near future.

Chelsea loanee Jamal Blackman broke his leg in November, meaning Bielsa has been on the lookout for cover ever since.

Having started his career at Real, Casilla moved to Espanyol in 2007 before returning to the Bernabeu in 2015, after which he served as the back-up shot-stopper for three seasons.

The former Spain international made 17 appearances for Real last season, including their 3-1 defeat to Tottenham in the Champions League group stage.


Friday night’s victory over Derby County moved the Whites five points clear at the top of the Championship as they look to return to the Premier League.

The Yorkshire giants have not featured in the English top-flight since 2004 when they were relegated, despite possessing the likes of Alan Smith, Mark Viduka and Paul Robinson in their side.

 

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