Journalist Beren Cross has claimed that Leeds United goalkeeper Kiko Casilla should be sold in the summer as he doesn’t justify a Premier League berth.

The Leeds Live reporter shared that it won’t take much for clubs in Spain to persuade him to return home in the summer after a nightmare few months.

Casilla still has six games remaining on his ban after the FA found him guilty of racially abusing Jonathan Leko back in September against Charlton.

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Cross claimed that he hasn’t been performing enough to justify being the Whites’ highest earner, something that could see him axed.

“Casilla has only been in the UK for 14 months and you don’t sense he would take much convincing to see out the rest of his career in Spain,” he wrote.

“Had the club’s highest earner been performing consistently as the best stopper in the Championship it may have proved a harder sell, but he simply hasn’t got to that level enough to justify a Premier League berth.”

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Illan Meslier has stepped in perfectly since Casilla was suspended – keeping consecutive clean-sheets in the Championship.

The Mirror has reported that Marcelo Bielsa has the Frenchman in his sights as Casilla’s replacement in the future after being massively impressed since he arrived on loan from Lorient.

Phil Hay revealed that the 20-year-old will be available for only £5million at the end of the season, and that option being activated could well be the first hint that Casilla could be returning back to Spain before the start of next season.

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