Guillem Balague says Kiko Casilla willing to join Leeds United

Kiko Casilla from Spain of Real Madrid during the Spanish championship La Liga football match "El Classico" between FC Barcelona and Real Sociedad on October 28, 2018 at Camp Nou...

Leeds United reportedly want to sign Real Madrid goalkeeper Kiko Casilla in the January transfer window.

Kiko Casilla looks on during the prematch warm up before the La Liga match between Sociedad Deportiva Huesca and Real Madrid at Estadio El Alcoraz on December 09, 2018 in Huesca, Spain.

Well-known Spanish football journalist Guillem Balague has stated on Twitter that goalkeeper Kiko Casilla will join Leeds United from Real Madrid.

According to Marca, Leeds are interested in signing Casilla from Spanish and European giants Madrid in the January transfer window.

Balague, who is a well-known and well-connected Spanish football expert, has stated on Twitter that the move will go through.

The journalist has also said that 32-year-old Spain international goalkeeper Casilla - who has won La Liga once and the Champions League thrice with Madrid - is willing to move to Leeds.

 

Kiko Casilla of Real Madrid in action a training session at Doosan Arena on November 6, 2018 in Plzen, Czech Republic.

Good signing for Leeds United

Bailey Peacock-Farrell is the first-choice goalkeeper at Leeds at the moment, and although the 22-year-old is very promising, the Northern Ireland international does need to be pushed.

Casilla is a very experienced goalkeeper who played well during his spell at Espanyol, and the 32-year-old could slot straight into head coach Marcelo Bielsa's first team.

Leeds returned to winning ways in the Championship on Friday evening with a 2-0 victory over Derby County at Elland Road.

Praise for Jack Clarke

Meanwhile, former Leeds United players Ian Harte and Simon Johnson have praised Jack Clarke on Twitter for his performance for the Whites in their win against Derby, while Paudie O’Connor has expressed his delight at joining Bradford City on loan from Bielsa’s side in the January transfer window.

Leeds United's Jack Clarke vies for possession with Derby County's Fikayo Tomori during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Derby County at Elland Road on January 11,...

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