10 Mar 2021 09:09 am, by Ellandback1
Good Morning. It's Wednesday 10th March, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road.
It's becoming evident that Leeds Goalkeeper Kiko Casilla is heading for the exit door after the former Real Madrid shot stopper posted a cryptic message on Instagram yesterday.
He recently lost his place on the bench in favour of 19yo understudy Elia Caprile. The young Italian also replaced his Mediterranean team mate at the recent U23 game against Wolves last week.“I’m slow to go because I believe in changes.
“And I hope and I endure and I keep. But one day I get tired and without saying anything I leave everything and go. “Believe me that once I get tired I won’t come back again, because I give everything before I leave.”
It's been a turbulent time for Casilla. He lost his No1 jersey to Illan Meslier last season whilst serving an eight game ban for an alleged racist remark against former Charlton Athletic on loan forward Jonathan Leko, and has now fallen off the first team radar.
Surely, this is the end of the road for the 34yo.
Alioski off to Galatasaray
Leeds Utd journalist Phil Hay has confirmed that Leeds utility player Ezgjan Alioski will almost certainly be heading for the exit door this Summer. The North Macedonian Internationals contract runs out in the Summer, and there are no signs that he wishes to extend his tenure in West Yorkshire.
Back in January, Bielsa said the ball was in Alioski’s court in terms of a new contract but Leeds wanted him to stay. No progress has been made since.
Hay said, “There’s been no agreement with Leeds so far. And given that the club are thinking about left-backs for the summer, he’s got a big decision to make. Getting close to 30.”
Do Leeds need to find their striking boots?
I think we all have been impressed with the amount of goals the Whites have put away this season. Only six clubs in the entire Premier League have scored more (Leeds have scored 43).
If you thought that Leeds have capitalised on their chances in front of goal, you'd be wrong.
Even though Bamford is the 4th highest goal scorer in the top flight, he missed the most guilt edged chances in the top flight with 17, with Timo Werner 2nd on 16, Chris Wood third on 14 and Che Adams fourth on 12.
His team mates are no better. Leeds rank third for 'big chances missed' with 41 wasted chances in front of goal!!!
Do Leeds need to find their striking boots, and is Bamford good enough to lead the line?