Football Insider report that three La Liga clubs are chasing Leeds’ Kiko Casilla, with a view of bringing him back to Spain.
The former Real Madrid goalkeeper signed a four-and-a-half year deal with Leeds when he joined in January, and has since made 19 appearances.
However, upon failing to achieve promotion Leeds may face a battle to hold onto the 32-year-old.
The three Spanish clubs remain unnamed, but Football Insider describes them as leading, which suggest they are top ten clubs. If that is the case, Leeds could get a decent fee for him.
Leeds could look to sell the Spanish shot-stopper and instead offer more of an opportunity to Bailey Peacock-Farrell, their own academy product.
Peacock-Farrell has spoken out about his desire to feature in the first team more regularly, after falling down the pecking order since Casilla’s arrival.
Casilla impressed for the most part since joining the club, but if he leaves this summer he may be most remembered for his performance in the play-off semi-final second leg, where he conceded four goals and let Derby back into the tie by passing the ball to Jack Marriott who stroked home.
Casilla came with a big reputation, and although he has done well, he has still performed below expectations.
If Leeds receive a good bid, they should consider selling.
There are other goalkeeping options available, and even Peacock-Farrell is capable of starting again, as we saw in the first half of the season.
It would be strange to sell him after only completing six months of his long-term deal, but Leeds have to do what is best for them, and with finances constrained any income would be appreciated.
Ultimately, it should be Bielsa’s decision.