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 transfer of Casilla to @LUFC gathering pace. Real willing to sell, player willing to come, so, as Rafa would say, if white and in a bottle, it’s milk. It should be confirmed next week— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) January 13, 2019
He needs a run of games to shake off any rustiness but excellent modern Gk pic.twitter.com/tbFyu2GIkG
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.
I don’t normally get too excited about the young players but he is definitely a prospect. To play with that intelligence at his age massive talent and done himself no harm putting in a performance like that in front of Boothroyd and Southgate— Simon Johnson (@SiJohnsonSJUS) January 11, 2019
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