Report: Newcastle United's Rafael Benitez enquires about Kiko Casilla

Real Madrid's Spanish goalkeeper Kiko Casilla (L) slides in to save at the feet of Tottenham Hotspur's Spanish striker Fernando Llorente during the UEFA Champions League Group H football...

Newcastle United ask about Kiko Casilla, according to a report.

Tottenham Hotspur's English midfielder Harry Winks (C) tries to chip the ball past Real Madrid's Spanish goalkeeper Kiko Casilla during the UEFA Champions League Group H football match...

According to Don Balon, Newcastle United boss Rafael Benitez has asked Real Madrid about signing goalkeeper Kiko Casilla.

Newcastle's goalkeeping problems are well documented and neither Karl Darlow or Rob Elliot inspire the utmost confidence it seems.

Kiko Casilla of Real Madrid shouts instructions during the UEFA Champions League group H match between Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid at Wembley Stadium on November 1, 2017 in London,...

Benitez tried and failed to bring in a new keeper during the summer but speculation has mounted that the Spanish manager is going to try again this month.

And Don Balon reports that the former Real Madrid coach has offered Casilla an escape route from the Bernabeu.

Real Madrid's Spanish goalkeeper Kiko Casilla dives for the ball during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF against Malaga CF on 25, November 2017 at the Santiago Bernabeu...

Real's imminent capture of Kepa Arrizabalaga will push Casilla even further down the pecking order in Madrid and the 31-year-old might consider a move.

Benitez previously spent £5.3 million on signing Casilla - who has one Spain cap - in 2015 and a reunion with his former boss looks on the cards.

Casilla, who has one Spain cap, has only managed 22 Primera Division appearances since joining the Spanish giants and has often played second fiddle to Keylor Navas.

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