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Leeds United round-up: Lennon link, Casilla ‘Premier League quality’, Orta praised and Bielsa on James

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Leeds United round-up: Lennon link, Casilla ‘Premier League quality’, Orta praised and Bielsa on James

A selection of the latest news and gossip from Leeds United.

Lennon link

Leeds United are reportedly interested in bringing Aaron Lennon back to the club in the summer. As reported by The Sun, the Burnley wide-man, who came through the ranks at the West Yorkshire side, is on the radar of Marcelo Bielsa as he considers an approach in the summer.

The report suggests a move for the player could be forthcoming for the player, who has been out with an injury since mid-January.

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Kinnear on Casilla

Leeds United chief executive Angus Kinnear hailed new signing Kiko Casilla this weekend, Writing in the matchday programme notes ahead of yesterday’s loss to Norwich City, as reported by Leeds Live, he called the Spaniard a ‘Premier League quality goalkeeper’.

He also praised director of football Victor Orta for securing the deal by selling Leeds’ ‘vision’ for the future.

 

Casilla has taken over as number one from academy product Bailey Peacock-Farrell.

Bielsa on James

Marcelo Bielsa has spoken over the failed move for Daniel James. Speaking after the Norwich loss, as reported by the YEP, the Argentine admitted he could have ‘been another option’ on the wings but does not feel the failure to sign him will be an ‘obstacle.’

James underwent a medical and completed personal terms at Leeds before the deal fell through at the last minute.

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