Leeds United might be looking for a new keeper this summer. Kiko Casilla’s move from Real Madrid has not worked out and Yorkshire Evening Post reporter Phil Hay confirmed on his Twitter feed last night that Leeds would replace the 32-year-old if he left this summer. He also mentioned two names that Leeds were previously keen on.
Fabri’s name popped up in January but the links always seemed quite tenuous. Now Hay has confirmed there was interest in the Spaniard.
Fabri joined Fulham from Besiktas in a deal worth around £5 million last summer, according to BBC Sport. The 31-year-old started the first two games of the Premier League season but soon lost his place to Marcus Bettinelli and Sergio Rico.
As told by Everton striker and Fabri’s former team-mate Cenk Tosun to TRT Spor last week, the Spaniard is clearly miserable at Craven Cottage.
“I spoke to Fabri, ‘it was the biggest mistake that I came here. I wish I had stayed in Besiktas’ he said…He played 2-3 matches, and then didn’t even make the squad. He’s unhappy.”
So should Leeds revitalise their interest?
Fabri has failed to make an impact at Fulham but fans at former club Besiktas would take him back in a heartbeat.
He is clearly a top goalkeeper with bags of talent but, as with Casilla, there would be concerns about his adaptability to English football. Clearly those in charge at Fulham this season have felt he failed in this regard.
So it would be a gamble but it certainly seems an option if Leeds do lose Casilla this summer.