Leeds fans discuss Kiko Casilla as Whites sign off with a win against West Brom
Kiko Casilla was handed a third Premier League appearance on Sunday as Leeds United signed off a brilliant Premier League campaign with a fourth consecutive win – and fans reckon it might be his last game for the club.
Casilla, 34, was handed the last two games of the season by Marcelo Bielsa as Illan Meslier dropped to the bench and the Spain international managed to keep a clean sheet against Southampton – and deserved one against West Brom.
Goals from Rodrigo, Kalvin Phillips and Patrick Bamford saw Leeds cruise to another win, securing an impressive ninth place in the Premier League with Manchester City annihilating Everton by five goals to nil.
But Casilla did concede late on – as Phillips’ miss-controlled a ball on the edge of the area allowing Hal Robson-Kanu to score. It was a bad end to a brilliant game and season for Phillips, who also seemed to have injured his shoulder.
Three-time Champions League winner Casilla has long been linked with the exit door at Elland Road – with the player supposedly on big wages but acting as a back-up goalkeeper. Spotrac claim he earns £32,000 a week.
Pablo Hernandez and Gaetano Berardi were given an emotional send-off after confirmation Leeds would not extend their deals. Gjanni Alioski’s future is in doubt, as is Casilla’s – and Leeds fans reckon it might be his last game.
For one last time Kiko Casilla plays for United with Pablo Hernandez https://t.co/ILlpPUlSEo
— Jimmy Geobey (@_cabbers) May 23, 2021
So happy for Pablo and Bera to be starting. Also happy that it looks like Rodrigo will get his first start at number 9, I really hope he plays well. Wonder if also Casilla and Alioski’s last games also??
— Andrew Hobson (@ahobbo1982) May 23, 2021
— Ryan (@LeedsUtdRyan) May 23, 2021
Casilla in net, turns the backline into a nervous wreck. Really hope thats his last game.
— LamNam (@_LamNam_) May 23, 2021
End of an era. To all the players potentially off this season
All have made us the team we are now and it will be a shame to see you leave. Hopefully Ali will sign again but thank you so much for the memories #lufc
— Rio32LUFC_ ⚡️ (@Rio32LUFC_) May 23, 2021
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