Leeds are pushing on with plans to sell Bailey Peacock-Farrell to Burnley despite Sevilla’s interest in Kiko Casilla, according to ABC Sevilla.
It emerged earlier in the week that the La Liga outfit were compiling reports on Casilla ahead of a potential swoop for the ex-Real Madrid man, as Los Hispalenses Sporting Director Monchi is intent on signing a low-cost replacement for Sergio Rico.
The Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium natives’ approach for the 32-year-old fell on deaf ears, however, as United are – as previously thought – keen to retain the often-criticised Casilla despite his calamitous spell between the Elland Road sticks following his January arrival.
Some Leeds supporters have now taken to calling the one-time Spain international ‘Calamity Casilla’, but are unlikely to have seen the back of him, as the club are instead pushing to offload Peacock-Farrell now that he has entered the final year of his contract.
The Whites product had been hoping to see his efforts over the past few seasons rewarded with a new deal, and shared earlier in the year that he had been given optimism by the board that talks would commence in the summer.
A Leeds executive has informed Sevilla, however, that Casilla is no longer on the market, as United are in talks with Burnley regarding a potential deal for Peacock-Farrell.
The Spanish publication do not claim knowledge of how much the Clarets are set to pay for the £1.35million-rated shot-stopper, but add that Leeds will use the funds raised to acquire a young goalkeeper to deputise for Casilla next season.
That would likely rule out the speculated move for Newcastle United’s Karl Darlow, who had been touted as a potential inbound player before the August 8 deadline strikes after the Whites supposedly approached the player’s camp.