Sources: Casilla won't play for Leeds United again after latest development
Kiko Casilla is not expected to play for Leeds United again despite two more years left on his contract, Football Insider has been told.
The door is theoretically still open for the goalkeeper, 34, to return to Elland Road when his loan spell at Elche comes to an end.
Casilla, who joined United from Real Madrid in January 2019, has a Leeds contract that runs until 2023.
But a Leeds source has told Football Insider today that there is no expectation from senior figures at the club that Casilla will wear the club jersey again in a competitive match.
The former Spain international has established himself back in La Liga this season following his return home.
He has started all seven of their league fixtures, the latest being a 1-0 defeat to Real Sociedad on Sunday.
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That is a relief to Leeds, who struggled to get Casilla off their books for the last few windows before his exit.
His £40,000-a-week contract, signed when he joined from Real, made it difficult to secure a permanent move to a club willing to match his salary.
This site revealed on 1st April that United were keen to offload Casilla during summer and recruit a new keeper.
The loan to Elche has given Casilla the chance to reignite his career and get away from England, where he served an eight-match racism ban last year.
Shortly after his exit, United completed the permanent signing of Kristoffer Klaesson, 20, from Valerenga.