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Leeds United In Advanced Talks To Sign Real Madrid Goalkeeper In January Window

Leeds United In Advanced Talks To Sign Real Madrid Goalkeeper In January Window

Leeds United are flying high in the Championship under the management of Marcelo Bielsa, and things could be about to get even better for The Whites.

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The club currently sit four points ahead of Sheffield United and Norwich in the league table, with Premier League football next season being a very real prospect.

It has been an impressive campaign for Bielsa's men thus far, and things could be about to go from strength to strength in the January transfer window.

Reports have emerged that Leeds are in advanced talks with Real Madrid to sign goalkeeper Kiko Casilla, according to MARCA.

It was reported earlier this week that the club were in talks to sign the Spanish goalkeeper, who has fell down the pecking order at Los Blancos since the arrival of Thibaut Courtois.

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But further details have emerged in recent hours, including the fact that Casilla, who is currently the third-choice goalkeeper at the Bernabeu, is 'positive about a possible move'.

He also sees Leeds as 'a great opportunity for first-team football.'

Madrid currently have a flurry of talented goalkeeper in their ranks, including Zinedine Zidane's son Luca, so the departure of Casilla wouldn't exactly make much of an impact.

Especially if they manage to keep Keylor Navas, who has also been linked with a move away from the Bernabeu in recent weeks.

Casilla has made 25 appearances for Real Madrid since he joined the club in 2015, including two appearances in their title winning 2017/18 Champions League campaign.

Some reports suggest he will undergo a medical with Leeds next week.

If Leeds manage to pull this one off, the likelihood of Premier League football next season will be higher than ever.

Thoughts on this potential deal? Let us know in the comments below.

Topics: Los Blancos, Football News, January, Football, Transfers, Leeds United, Goalkeeper, Real Madrid, La Liga, championship

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some of the biggest names in sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

 

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