Exclusive: Multiple clubs keen on signing Leeds big name thinking about quitting
Multiple clubs in Spain are keen to offer Kiko Casilla a return to his homeland this summer amid doubts over his Leeds United future, Football Insider understands.
This site revealed last month Casilla, 33, was thinking about a transfer back to a La Liga club following his eight-match racism ban.
A Spanish source has told Football Insider that the keeper has a strong reputation in the country and there are plenty of clubs keeping tabs on him ahead of the summer.
A parting of the ways for Casilla and Leeds is increasingly likely following his suspension.
He fears his reputation in England has taken an irreparable hit despite United standing by him publicly and offering full support.
The club privately believe it may be better for both parties if he moves on when the season has been completed.
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One issue for potential buyers is the goalkeeper’s £40,000-a-week contract that has three years remaining.
Casilla spent an extended time back in Spain when the UK went into lockdown in mid-March.
But he is back in England and has been taking part in individual training ahead of the planned return of group training at Thorp Arch next week.
Even when the Championship season does resume, Casilla won’t be available for Leeds’ next six matches following the restart as he completes his own personal suspension.
Illan Meslier stepped in for the two United wins before the lockdown and is set for an extended opportunity in goal.
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