Granada want to sign Leeds United goalkeeper Kiko Casilla with contract terminated on the cards
Spanish second-tier club Granada are in the hunt to sign Kiko Casilla from Leeds United as they look for a new goalkeeper, according to Grada3.
The Spanish news outlet reported on 13 July that as Luís Maximiano and Aarón Escandell have both left, Granada are pursuing deals for two new goalkeepers.
It is understood that Casilla, 35, is one of them with the Leeds shot-stopper in the final year of his contract at Elland Road and facing the probability of his deal being terminated.
Las Palmas goalkeeper Raúl Fernández is also on Granada’s radar with Grada3 saying: “In the last hours two names have come to the fore. They are Raúl Fernández and Kiko Casilla.
Another exit on the cards
Leeds have waved goodbye to a number of players so far this summer.
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It was confirmed on Wednesday that young goalkeeper Elia Caprile has left to join Bari on a permanent basis while Raphinha’s edging ever closer towards his dream move to Barcelona.
Kalvin Phillips has also left too, as has Tyler Roberts with the Welshman joining QPR on a loan-to-buy basis.
On top of that, there have been a number of exits from the Under-23s while outcast Laurens De Bock has also gone with his contract expiring.
But of all the players we’d be happy to see leave Leeds, Casilla would make us the happiest.
He’s been an absolute drain on the club and we cannot wait to see the back of the £40,000-a-week [Football Insider] flop.
Casilla’s performances on the pitch have, on the whole, been woeful while he was also banned for racially abusing Jonathan Leko, marring our promotion-winning season from the Championship.
It’s embarrassing he wasn’t instantly dismissed after that, in all honesty.
Granada are welcome to him.
The Chinese-owned Spanish club have just been relegated from La Liga so a move to Spain’s second-tier probably suits him best after a mixed spell on loan at Elche in the top-flight last term.
In other Leeds United news, a “ridiculous” offer could lead to this Englishman being sold by the Whites.