Leeds United are in discussions with Kiko Casilla regarding his future ‘behind closed doors’ – that is according to Leeds Live’s Beren Cross. The goalkeeper is currently serving an eight-match ban after being found guilty of racially abusing Charlton Athletic’s Jonathan Leko (via BBC Sport).
The alleged incident took place back in September and the Spaniard has denied the charge from the outset. Casilla’s contract at Elland Road is set to expire in June 2023 via Transfermarkt.co.uk but given all that has happened and some of his ‘erratic moments’, his future with the club is said to be in doubt.
“The club has remained quiet on Casilla’s future since The Football Association published their written reasons for his racism ban, but conversations are happening behind closed doors.”
TIF Tactics – Could Casilla have played his last game for Leeds United?
The 33-year-old signed for the Whites from Real Madrid in January 2019 on a free transfer. His average performance rating in the Championship this season currently stands at 6.66/10 (via WhoScored.com) which we feel could certainly be improved on.
Illan Meslier, who has been deputising for Casilla, only managed two league appearances prior to the suspension of football in the United Kingdom. However, it’s thought that Marcelo Bielsa is keen to sign the 20-year-old on a permanent deal at the end of the season – but would that spell the end for Casilla as the club’s number one?
Will Casilla play for Leeds United again?
Despite having made a number of errors this season, Bielsa’s faith in his senior goalkeeper never seemed to waver. In light of the decision to find him guilty of racial abuse, it’s unclear as to whether or not that will change or if the club will be looking to move him on as soon as possible. Leeds Live certainly hasn’t ruled out the possibility of Casilla leaving Yorkshire this summer.