The Stats From Kiko Casilla's Time At Real Madrid Are Absolutely Mad

Ross Houston
January 18, 2019

Victor Orta (United's director of football) is responsible for the arrival of Kiko Casilla and the analysis of the compatibility of his skills with our play has been done by Marcus Abad, the goalkeeping coach.

The Spaniard has signed a four-and-a-half year deal at Leeds.

At the end of the 2014/15 La Liga campaign, Casilla was re-signed by Real Madrid, eight years after leaving for Espanyol.

New Leeds United signing Kiko Casilla has expressed his excitement at having received the opportunity to sign for a club of such high stature and insists that his aim there will be to take the team to the Premier League.

If Casilla remains number one for the duration of his contract, the Northern Ireland star will be sitting on the bench for a long time to come.

Casilla has struggled for game time at the Bernabeu since Thibaut Courtois arrived from Chelsea last summer, with Keylor Navas also ahead of him.

Meanwhile, Northern Ireland's Euro 2016 hero Michael McGovern hasn't played a league game for Norwich since April 2017 and played his last worldwide in the World Cup play-offs against Switzerland in November of the same year.

"The fact that the goalkeeper comes from Real Madrid, the owner of this club should be proud being able to attract that kind of player". "He is a good player when he has to block shots from the opponent, he is a player with personality". We can't say that one of these aspects is his strong point, but I do not see any weak points.

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

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