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Leeds United: Fans react to comments made by Kiko Casilla

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have been reacting to comments made by Kiko Casilla about his future.

The Spaniard was, for a long time at Elland Road, the club’s No 1 goalkeeper, racking up 57 appearances in his first season and a half at the club following his move in the January window of 2019.

A combination of issues off the pitch and the emergence of Illan Meslier, however, meant that he had to forfeit his place in the team to the Frenchman, and with opportunities limited, he was recently sent out on loan to Spanish side Elche CF. Speaking to Spanish outlet AS (via Leeds Live), Casilla spoke about the next steps in his career, hinting that he wouldn’t be too sad if he didn’t play for again:

“It is a normal and current option until the end of the season, but when it ends, if all goes well, there would be no problems to continue. My intention is to stay in Spain.”

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When the comments were relayed to fans on social media, there didn’t seem to be too much sympathy for the 34-year-old, with seemingly happy to see him away from the club:

“Think it is best for all parties that his time at Leeds is over. Think his hefty salary could be better spent.”

“Oh nooo….. anyway bye then”
“Why would we have him back if we get that Norwegian goalkeeper??”
“See ya”
“Why on earth would he want to return or even think it would be good for the club if he did. Wasn’t first-choice or anywhere near challenging Meslier?”
“Can I crack on the champagne now or…?”
“That’s good”

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Both for on and off-the-pitch reasons, you can see why they are happy with the current situation with Meslier in goal and with another shot-stopper reportedly on the way.

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