Former Leeds United striker and now BBC pundit Noel Whelan has suggested that given the speculation on the summer transfer rumour mill about Kiko Casilla potentially heading out of the club after only half a season with us, he feels the 32-year-old stopper could himself be angling for a move.
With mixed thoughts on the performances of Bailey Peacock-Farrell, Casilla’s arrival from Real Madrid back in the January window came with quite a bit of fanfare but he had ups and downs in his 19 games with us in the second half of the season and the downs were pretty noticeable.
Speaking to Football Insider Whelan suggested that Casilla may have had problems adjusting to life in the country and that if that did get in the way of his performances, he could well be looking for a route back home.
“I’m not sure what’s happened between manager and player or whether that player is not happy, not settled at the club. Generally it’ll be the player asking to move rather than the manager who’s bought somebody in from Real Madrid. Whether he can’t settle, whether he feels he needs to go back for family reasons – then you’ve got Peacock-Farrell who’s kicking up a fuss. We could end up with no keepers!”
With some speculation suggesting that three La Liga sides are already keen to try and do a deal, it’ll be interesting to watch how this one plays out and whether, or not, BPF gets the second chance he so desperately wants.