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Kiko Casilla would be a stunning Leeds signing

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Kiko Casilla would be a stunning Leeds signing

Leeds United are reportedly set to secure a deal for Real Madrid goalkeeper Kiko Casilla in January.

According to the Yorkshire Evening Post, the 32-year-old is set to fly to England early next week for a medical ahead of a switch to Elland Road.

It is understood the Whites are prepared to buy the Spaniard on a permanent basis despite the fact he’s still got 18 months left on his deal at the Bernabeu.

The report details that the Yorkshire giants could complete the January signing in time for the club’s next match against Stoke City next weekend.

Marcelo Bielsa’s influence is set to come into full effect with the club’s first January addition and landing the Real Madrid ace could be another giant stride towards promotion.

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Leeds are currently five points clear at the top of the Championship after beating Derby County 2-0 at home on Friday night, with Kemar Roofe and Jack Harrison scoring.

 

But one potential weakness in the team is young goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell, who is still adjusting to senior football and does have the odd mistake in him.

Casilla would be an incredible addition for Leeds and surely takeover the number one position.

The shot-stopper has been with Madrid since 2015 and proven to be a quality back-up option during his 43 appearances for the European giants.

He also previously rose to fame with Espanyol earlier in his career and has spent most of his time in the top flight of Spain.

Casilla should match the Bielsa style well considering he’s good with the ball at his feet and really is a high-profile addition that will send out a statement to the rest of the Championship.

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