Date: 9th March 2021 at 12:20pm
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Leeds United have been reacting to some rather intriguing news coming out surrounding goalkeeper Kiko Casilla.

A signing during the January transfer window of 2019, he quickly established himself as the number one for Leeds United under Marcelo Bielsa, starting pretty much every game for the club until his suspension for racial abuse during the last campaign, allowing Illan Meslier to come in and usurp him in the starting role.

He has played sporadically since, most notably during their FA Cup loss to Crawley Town, for which he was slated by the fans for his display.

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But it looks as if that might be the last time Casilla will have pulled on a Leeds shirt. Speaking after the game with West Ham United last night (via @PhilHay_), Marcelo Bielsa explained that he decided to go with 19-year-old on the bench rather than the Spaniard even though there was no injury concern with him.

Some fans have interpreted this as meaning the club are slowly phasing out Casilla, which seemed to leave a lot of them rather happy indeed:

“Starting the phase Casilla out. Interesting..”

“The smallest of silver linings to finally see Casilla not on the bench, few more wins would finish off the season nicely. I think we’d have all taken 12th at the start of the season!”
“Casilla in the mud? You truly love to see it”
“Casilla been dropping clangers in training confirmed”
“No it’s been long overdue. Young Caprile has deserved his chance tbh”
“Fantastic (re Casilla)”

Could he have played his last game for Leeds? We’ll just have to wait and find out.