Leeds United told to terminate Kiko Casilla contract after newspaper reveal in June - Sky Sports pundit
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Paul Robinson has urged Leeds United to “get rid” of goalkeeper Kiko Casilla amid speculation that he could have his contract terminated.
Casilla, 35, spent the 2021/22 season on loan at La Liga club Elche but he’s since returned to Leeds and has a year remaining on his £40,000-a-week contract [Football Insider].
On 7 June, the Yorkshire Evening Post reported that Leeds are likely to sever Casilla’s contract if they can agree a settlement fee with the goalkeeper, who was banned for racism at the back-end of the 2019/20 campaign.
It is understood that Leeds will seek to give Casilla a payout if the goalkeeper can’t find a new club.
Robinson doesn’t see any alternative for the former Real Madrid goalkeeper, whose spell as a Leeds player has been marred by controversy and terrible performances.
“Casilla is going to be no benefit to Leeds whatsoever going forward,” Robinson told MOT Leeds News.
“I can’t see a way in any shape or form where Kiko staying benefits.
“It’s carrying a person in the squad, it’s carrying a wage that you don’t need and can be used elsewhere.
“Regardless of what it costs, the decision has to be made and they have to cut their losses on it.
“They’ve got to pay him up and get rid of him.
“He’s of no use to anybody. He’s not going to play and he’s not going to be a part of the squad.”
Casilla played just 13 times for Elche in La Liga, turning out on the winning side just three times.
For Leeds, he’s made 62 appearances in all competitions and kept 23 clean sheets.
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