One area that Leeds United fans have been saying is perilously threadbare in terms of depth is that of the goalkeeping position.
At the moment the #1 spot is held by youngster Bailey Peacock-Farrell, with support provided by England Under-20 stopper Will Huffer. Below him, it is dipping in to the Development Squad for players with even less experience.
However, news on Friday that the Whites were in for Real Madrid keeper Kiko Casilla perked up United supporters. That news alone, that Leeds are looking to buy out the remainder of Casilla’s contract was enough to spark Twitter comments aplenty.
There is little doubt that the news of ‘interest’ in Casilla is a massive coup for Leeds United, the Spanish stopper was #2 only last season at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Respected Spanish journalist Guillem Balague brings even better news for United fans as they wake up this Sunday morning:
The transfer of Casilla to @LUFC gathering pace. Real willing to sell, player willing to come, so, as Rafa would say, if white and in a bottle, it’s milk. It should be confirmed next week
He needs a run of games to shake off any rustiness but excellent modern Gk pic.twitter.com/tbFyu2GIkG
— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) January 13, 2019
Here Balague brings two lots of news that will be added cheer to Leeds fans on this blustery Sunday. First is news that the transfer “should be confirmed next week” and, second, that he is considered an “excellent modern Gk [sic].”
Casilla will be joining a side in Leeds United who top the Sky Bet Championship table and who are coming off of a comprehensive 2-0 defeat of Derby County at Elland Road.