Leeds United goalkeeper Kiko Casilla could be angling for a move away from Elland Road this summer after speculation about his future, according to Noel Whelan.
The former Whites striker and Football Insider pundit says that he cannot see manager Marcelo Bielsa wanting to get rid of the shot stopper just half a year after bringing him in from Real Madrid and suggests that the player has got problems which might see him leave.
As revealed by Football Insider there are three La Liga sides who are keen on the 32-year-old and the stopper’s future is in doubt due to Leeds’ failure to get promotion.
However, Whelan believes that it is player, not manager, who is putting his time at Elland Road in doubt and jokes that with Bailey Peacock-Farrell threatening to leave, Leeds could end up without a senior goalkeeper.
Speaking to Football Insider, Whelan said: “I’m not sure what’s happened between manager and player or whether that is player not happy, not settled at the club. Generally it’ll be the player asking to move rather than the manager who’s bought somebody in from Real Madrid.
“Whether he can’t settle, whether he feels he needs to go back for family reasons – then you’ve got Peacock-Farrell who’s kicking up a fuss. We could end up with no keepers!”
Since arriving at Leeds and taking Peacock-Farrell’s place in the starting XI, Casilla has played 19 times for the Whites, keeping five clean sheets, conceding 22 goals and picking up one sending off.
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