Leeds United are reportedly willing to sell goalkeeper Kiko Casilla is the Spaniard wants to leave the club this summer.
The former Real Madrid stopper made the move to Elland Road in 2019 and was installed as Marcelo Bielsa's number one until he was hit with an eight-match ban back in February for racially abusing then Charlton forward Jonathan Leko.
Illan Meslier replaced Casilla in between the sticks and, apart from a 3-1 win over Derby, the Frenchman kept his place for the rest of the season.
Now, according to the Mirror, Bielsa is set to start Leeds' first Premier League campaign for 16 years with Meslier ahead of Casilla in the pecking order.
As a result, Leeds are prepared to let Casilla leave if the goalkeeper decides that he does not want to stay and try to regain his place.
Former Leeds defender Danny Mills has also tipped Casilla to leave, telling Football Insider : "He’s been deputy before, but I guess being deputy at Real Madrid is a little bit different to being deputy at Leeds United, when you’re winning Champions League and so forth.
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"He might find it difficult. He might want to go and be number one somewhere, and good luck to him.
"People might say that Meslier is very young, but Dean Henderson and Jordan Pickford were young when they got their chance.
"Goalkeepers aren’t under the same physical pressures that they once were. Teams aren’t putting balls into the box that often. It’s more about shot stopping and distribution.
"If Meslier can do that well, I’m pretty sure that Bielsa will have faith in him. But you do need a decent, senior back-up option. Whether that’s Kiko Casilla, we’ll see. Leeds might have to bring someone else in."
Meanwhile, Leeds have been linked with a move for defender Josko Gvardiol, a highly-rated teenage prospect who is also being monitored by the likes of Bayern Munich and Manchester City.
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