Casilla to replace Valdes – report

Espanyol goalkeeper Kiko Casilla is the favourite to succeed Victor Valdes at Barcelona, reports in Spain have indicated.

Mundo Depotivo claim that the 26-year-old is the Blaugrana's number one target in the summer, with news that the current shot-stopper will leave Camp Nou at the end of the season.

The 26-year-old is seen as the ideal person to replace the Spain international by back room staff at Barca, for both his footballing skills and affordability.

The paper believe that the club will splash out on brining Brazilian sensation Neymar to La Liga, so won't be able to spend big on a goalkeeper.

Casilla has so far only played eight games for the Periquitos this term, conceding 10 goals.

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