It has recently been reported by Football Insider that Leeds United goalkeeper Kiko Casilla is considering leaving the club ahead of the summer transfer window.
The shot-stopper is attracting interest from a number of Spanish clubs, despite some nervy showings for Marcelo Bielsa’s side in their bid for promotion this season.
Leeds are currently sat top of the Championship table, and are well on their way to win a long-awaited promotion back into the Premier League heading towards the summer.
Casilla has made 37 appearances in all competitions for the Yorkshire-based side, but was suspended for being found guilty of using racist language towards an opponent earlier in the season.
Speaking in an interview with Football Insider, former Leeds United player Noel Whelan issued his thoughts on Casilla’s future at Elland Road, and insisted that it’s the best scenario for the Spaniard to depart in the summer.
“After the allegations and the guilty charge of racism, even though it was a probability charge, I think the best scenario for player and club is that he leaves.
“Leeds United are all for keeping racism out of the game. Hopefully he can find another club.
“We have also seen too many mistakes from Kiko this season. I do not want to put a shadow over his time at Leeds because he has made some fantastic saves but his horrific decision making will probably be what he is remembered for, unfortunately.”
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I think he’d be better off leaving the club in the summer to be honest.
I’m not convinced by Casilla between the posts for Leeds United, and he just hasn’t shown the consistency needed for a team that are challenging for promotion into the Premier League this season.
Illan Meslier looks as though he could be the goalkeeper to play for the Whites next season in the top-flight, and it wouldn’t come as a surprise to see Casilla leave the club in the summer transfer window.
Marcelo Bielsa can’t afford to wait around to allow Casilla to settle into potential life in the Premier League, as he’s not been good enough for Leeds so far in his time with the club.