Kiko Casilla closing in on Leeds United move

Leeds United are closing in on the signing of Real Madrid goalkeeper Kiko Casilla, with the opposite sides in cutting edge talks.

With Leeds currently top of the English Championship, Marcelo Bielsa sees the former Espanyol attendant as the perfect alternative to fortify his backline in the last stretch of the season.

Casilla is positive about a possible move and sees Leeds to be an extraordinary open door for first-group football.

The move depends on the endorsement of Real Madrid, with the club considering whether to allow the Spaniard to move on a free or to ask for a symbolic fee.

Since the summer arrival of Thibault Courtois, Casilla has fallen down to third in the pecking order between the sticks at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, behind the Belgian and Keylor Navas.

Madrid have no shortage of talented goalkeepers beyond Casilla should they opt to sell, with youth Andriy Lunin and Luca Zidane choices to abandon his position.

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