Paul Robinson: Kiko Casilla won't be seen in a Leeds United shirt again
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Paul Robinson claims Kiko Casilla won’t be seen in a Leeds United shirt again after the goalkeeper endured a shocker while on loan at Elche at the weekend.
Casilla, 34, was sent on loan to the La Liga club last month and on his debut, he managed to keep a clean sheet in a 0-0 draw with Athletic Bilbao.
However, in his second appearance, Casilla was guilty of a massive blunder that saw Elche lose 1-0 to Atletico Madrid. You watch the clip here.
After storming out to the edge of his penalty area to make a clearance, Casilla completely missed the ball and allowed Atletico to score a goal that ended up being the match-winner.
It was yet another blunder by the former Leeds goalkeeper, who was banned for racism in his time at Elland Road and guilty of numerous mishaps in goals.
Robinson fears that if Casilla doesn’t do well at Elche, he may return to Elland Road next year and give Leeds a headache as they try to get rid of him again.
Speaking to MOT Leeds News, Robinson said: “The only worry about him coming back would be his wages.
“I don’t think we’ll see him in a Leeds shirt again or playing at Elland Road again. But the issue is if he doesn’t do well at Elche, they have to pick up his wages.
“I’d be surprised if Elche were paying his full wage packet anyway. He was one of the highest earners at Elland Road and I’d be surprised if Elche could afford that so I suspect Leeds are still paying some of his wages.
“It wouldn’t be ideal if he came back.
“If the Elche loan doesn’t go well, I think they’d be looking to farm him out again somewhere else.”
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