By Kevin Campbell

7th Jan, 2021 | 12:16pm

'I'm Sure' - Exclusive: La Liga expert drops major Kiko Casilla Leeds exit claim

A number of La Liga clubs would be interested in signing Leeds United goalkeeper Kiko Casilla this month, according to Kevin Campbell.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Arsenal striker, who jets off to Spain on a weekly basis to work as a pundit for La Liga TV said it was time for the 34-year-old to leave Elland Road.

Casilla has made just one appearance for the Whites this season, starting the EFL Cup loss against Hull City in September.

The Spanish shot-stopper lost his place in Marcelo Bielsa’s side last year when he was handed an eight-game suspension for racially abusing Charlton Athletic’s Jonathan Leko in September 2019.

While he was frequently linked with a return to his native Spain in the summer, the goalkeeper remained at Elland Road beyond the October transfer deadline.

When asked by Football Insider if for his assessment of Casilla’s future at the club, Campbell said: “I am sure there are clubs in Spain interested in signing Kiko Casilla.

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“He is a good goalkeeper but I things went sour with what happened last year, the situation and the issue for which he was reprimanded.

“I just think it is the right move for him, to go back to Spain, and I am sure there are clubs there that would take him.” 

In his 58 total appearances for Leeds, Casilla has kept 22 clean sheets.

He has two-and-a-half years remaining on his contract at Elland Road, having joined from Real Madrid on a free transfer in January 2019.

In other news, five clubs have tabled offers for Leeds United forward Tyler Roberts this month.