Agent unclear on Leeds man’s post but admits client has Bielsa issue

Date published: Wednesday 10th March 2021 7:03 - Jonny Whitfield

Kiko Casilla Leeds January 2020

The agent of Leeds goalkeeper Kiko Casilla has insisted that he does not believe that his client’s cryptic social media post was about his club.

Spanish stopper Casilla raised eyebrows with his social media message after missing out on Monday’s squad to face West Ham.

Indeed, Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa replaced his usual No. 2 with youngster Elia Caprile. However, the Whites boss added that Casilla did not  have an injury.

Casilla’s agent has now spoken out and admitted that his client has issues with his playing time.

“He has two more years at Leeds and is more than happy there,” Jose Alberto Salas told LUFC Fan Zone.

“Like every player, he would like to play more. However, Illan is doing a very good job, and Kiko is always close to support him.

“I don’t know the exact meaning behind his posts, but I don’t believe it is about Leeds United.”

Casilla lost his place last season after picking up an eight-game ban following a racism charge against him.

However, Meslier – who was on loan at the time – has not looked back, earning a full-time contract and nailing down the No. 1 role to boot.

Casilla, meanwhile, has played three times this season, including in the 3-0 FA Cup defeat to Crawley.

Bielsa has defended the 34-year-old on several occasions, including last September when he gave the goalkeeper the captain’s armband for the Carabao Cup defeat to Hull.

Probed about the decision, Bielsa said: “I interpreted the feelings of his team-mates. His team-mates think he deserved to be the captain and we have to listen to those messages.

“The players see in their captain someone they feel can represent them.”

Leeds urged to sign bargain French attacker

Jeff Reine-Adelaide, Odsonne Edouard

Meanwhile, Paul Robinson has advised Leeds to bring in Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard this summer.

Reports last week claimed that Leicester are close to winning the race for the player who former Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers brought to Scotland.

However, pundit Robinson thinks that the Frenchman would be a good fit at Leeds.

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