Report: Leeds United close to signing Kiko Casilla from Real Madrid

(L-R) Keylor Navas of Real Madrid, Kiko Casilla of Real Madrid during the La Liga Santander  match between Real Madrid v Real Sociedad at the Santiago Bernabeu on January 6, 2019 in Madrid...

Leeds United and Newcastle United reportedly want Kiko Casilla of Real Madrid.

Kiko Casilla of Real Madrid  during the Spanish Copa del Rey  match between Real Madrid v Leganes at the Santiago Bernabeu on January 9, 2019 in Madrid Spain

Leeds United are close to signing Kiko Casilla from Real Madrid in the January transfer window, according to The Yorkshire Evening Post.

It has been reported that Casilla will fly to England early next week to undergo a medical at Leeds and will complete a permanent transfer to the Championship club.

According to the report, Leeds head coach Marcelo Bielsa was also interested in Fulham goalkeeper Fabri.

Interest from Newcastle United

Calciomercato.com recently reported of Newcastle United’s interest in signing Casilla from Madrid in the January transfer window.

Kiko Casilla of Real Madrid during the La Liga Santander  match between Real Madrid v Rayo Vallecano at the Santiago Bernabeu on December 15, 2018 in Madrid Spain

Good signing for Leeds United

Casilla came through the Madrid youth academy, but the Spain international goalkeeper has struggled to break into the first team.

The 32-year-old was quite successful during his time at Espanyol, and since returning to Madrid in 2015, he has made just a handful of appearances for Los Blancos, although he has won the Champions League three times with the Spanish giants.

The goalkeeper has not played a single competitive match for Madrid so far this season, but the 32-year-old is a good player who will compete with Bailey Peacock-Farrell for a place in Leeds starting lineup.

General view as Sergio Ramos of Real Madrid lifts the FIFA Club World Cup Trophy following the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2018 Final between Al Ain and Real Madrid at the Zayed Sports City...

 

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