Leeds United are close to sealing a deal for Real Madrid keeper Kiko Casillas, it has been reported.
The 32-year-old Spanish keeper has failed to put himself in the running for the number one jersey at Madrid, despite making 43 appearances for them since arriving from Espanyol in the summer of 2015.
Having fallen behind the likes of Costa Rican Keylor Navas and Belgian Thibaut Courtois, who arrived from Chelsea last summer – Casilla is now on the verge of moving to England with Championship side Leeds.
Elland Road boss Marcelo Bielsa does have youngster Bailey Peacock-Farrell as his first choice keeper at present, but it is expected that Casilla will be brought in to add experience and take the number one spot.
Courtois, who is currently out injured for Los Blancos – may well postpone the deal, however, given that Casilla is playing understudy to Navas at present.
Former Athletic Bilbao boss Bielsa has remarkably guided Leeds to a current top spot in the English Championship and sees his side very much in line for a promotion to the Premier League.
A win against Derby County at the weekend further enhanced this, whilst the Yorkshire based side face Stoke City in their next league.