Championship table-toppers Leeds United reportedly considered forgotten Premier League goalkeeper Fabri before signing Kiko Casilla from Real Madrid.
One week ago, the Yorkshire Evening Post claimed that Leeds United had identified a pair of experienced goalkeepers to compete with Bailey Peacock-Farrell at Elland Road.
And, with the signing of Kiko Casilla sealed and delivered, it seems that Marcelo Bielsa’s side have got the better of the two.
The 32-year-old arrived at Elland Road from none other than Real Madrid this week, having won seven trophies during his time with Los Blancos including three successive Champions League titles.
A proven winner like Casilla isn’t a bad addition for a Leeds side top of the Championship and praying for a long-awaited return to the Premier League – especially when you consider the identity of their alternative goalkeeping target.
According to the YEP, Leeds were also considering a move for Casilla’s fellow Spaniard, the forgotten Fulham stopper Fabri.
Now, the 31-year-old has never been the most reliable of shot-stoppers and it is telling that he made just two Premier League appearances after joining Craven Cottage for £5 million, only to immediately fall down the pecking order after conceding seven goals and looking worryingly error-prone.
Fabri hasn’t even been included in Fulham’s match day squad since September. Not only is Casilla a more high-profile signing, he’s simply a better goalkeeper.