Leeds United's biggest decision on the pitch is once again, in goal

Kiko Casilla of Leeds United

Leeds United have a decision to make in goal next season.

Kiko Casilla of Leeds United

Leeds United made a big call in January when they signed Kiko Casilla.

The intent was for the goalkeeper to take over from Bailey Peacock-Farrell and guide them to promotion.

It proved to be a critical mistake.

Casilla did not help Leeds to automatic promotion, and then in the play-offs, dropped an almighty clanger against Derby.


He wasn't solely responsible, Liam Cooper must take his share of the blame, but Casilla looked nervous and uneasy throughout the 4-2 defeat.

Leeds won't know what could have happened if they had kept Peacock-Farrell in there.

This could lead to indecision which could be crippling for Leeds next season.

Kiko Casilla of Leeds United in action during the Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Semi Final First Leg match at Pride Park Stadium on May 11, 2019 in Derby, England.

Casilla is expected to be number one, but further mistakes will see calls grow for Leeds to go with academy talent Peacock-Farrell instead.

The Northern Ireland number one was not perfect, but none of the errors he made were as bad as Casilla's against Derby.

The problem for Leeds is that if they drop Casilla, they will be making a public admission they got it very wrong in January. This would be embarrassing for transfer supremo Victor Orta.

Luckily Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa is not afraid to make the big calls.

Marcelo Bielsa the head coach

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