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Report: Leeds United to take over Kiko Casilla's Real Madrid contract

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

Leeds United are closing in on Real Madrid goalkeeper Kiko Casilla.

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

According to the Daily Mail, Leeds United's deal for Real Madrid goalkeeper Kiko Casilla will see them take over the final 18 months of his contract.

The Whites remain top of the Championship table after beating Derby County 2-0 on Friday night, with Marcelo Bielsa's men really pushing for promotion.

Leeds may need signings to get there though, and another goalkeeper appears to be the top priority during this month's transfer window.

 

Bailey Peacock-Farrell continues to develop but remains a little unconvincing at times, whilst loanee Jamal Blackman's injury saw him return to Chelsea earlier this season.

Now, the Daily Mail report that a deal for Real Madrid stopper Casilla is moving closer and closer, with the contract believed to be for just 18 months.

Leeds are allegedly taking over the final 18 months of Casilla's Real Madrid contract, and he will be heading to Elland Road imminently.

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...

Casilla, 32, is sitting as Real's third-choice goalkeeper right now, behind Thibaut Courtois and Keylor Navas, with the Spaniard now deciding to leave the Santiago Bernabeu in order to play first-team football at Leeds.

A former Spain international, Casilla starred with Espanyol before heading to Real, and will hope to play a key part in Leeds' push for promotion between now and the end of the season.

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

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