Official: Leeds United Sign Goalkeeper Kiko Casilla From Real Madrid On Permanent Deal (Photo)

Chris Wright

17th, January 2019

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Leeds United have signed a player from Real Madrid in the form of goalkeeper Kiko Casilla.

A free transfer, the 32-year-old has moved to Elland Road on a four-and-a-half-year permanent deal. He will wear the No.33 shirt.

He also dresses like a 1970s Bronx detective, so there’s that too…

Casilla becomes Marcelo Bielsa’s first signing of the January window and is likely to go straight into the first team.

Current first choice is Bailey Peacock-Farrell, who has failed to convince many Leeds fans. Indeed, Bielsa himself said that he was on the cusp of dropping Peacock-Farrell and making Jamal Blackman his undisputed No.1 until the latter suffered a broken leg in November.

Having been bumped down behind Thibaut Courtois and Keylor Navas in the pecking order, Casilla has decided to trade in the Spanish capital for West Yorkshire in the pursuit of first-team action.

It’s all a little bit bonkers, but then this is Leeds we’re talking about here.