'Worry about his mentality' – Exclusive: Robinson tips ace for Jan exit after Leeds 'whispers'
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Paul Robinson has said that he can see Kiko Casilla leaving Leeds in January and the club signing a new experienced number one/two keeper.
He said there were “whispers” about Casilla leaving in the summer but the veteran goalkeeper ended up staying at Elland Road.
Robinson also said that he’s worried about Casilla’s “mentality” after the 34-year-old was banned for racist abuse last season and dropped from the Leeds starting XI.
Irrespective of whether he leaves or not, though, Robinson thinks that Leeds need to strengthen in that area in the winter window.
Talking exclusively to MOT Leeds News Robinson said, “I’m surprised Leeds didn’t sign a keeper in the summer. They need more strength in that area.
“Meslier has come in and done really, really well, but I worry about Kiko Casilla’s mentality, how he is after being dropped after everything that happened to him last season.
“He’s been put on the bench after missing a big chunk of last season and I worry about that.
“I’m also worried about what would happen if Meslier was injured. I think there’s a chance to strengthen that area in January and I wouldn’t be surprised to see Casilla move on in the January window.
“There were whispers and rumours about that in the summer and at his age, and after a taste of first-team football, you’d think he’d want to go somewhere that would guarantee that for him.
“Maybe I’m wrong and he’s got a different mentality but I really wouldn’t be surprised if Leeds go and get an experienced number two/one in January.”
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