Leeds United have completed the signing of Real Madrid goalkeeper Francisco ‘Kiko’ Casilla on a four-and-a-half year deal, it has been confirmed.
The goalkeeper was not present during Madrid’s training this week with Keylor Navas and Luca Zidane the only senior first-team goalkeepers involved.
Subsequent photos were released in Marca on Tuesday that showed Casilla at an airport, reportedly bound for Yorkshire.
The 32-year-old made just 43 first-team appearances for Los Blancos since joining from Espanyol in the summer of 2015 and had not featured this season.
Casilla, who was capped once by Spain at international level in 2014, had fallen behind summer signing Thibaut Courtois and Navas in the pecking order.
The experienced shot-stopper is expected to provide a challenge to the Yorkshire side’s current number one goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell.
Courtois’ current pelvic injury has not delayed Casilla’s move while it also ensures Navas is likely to remain at the Bernabeu for the foreseeable future.