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Report – Leeds Have Made Approach For Karl Darlow In Event Of Casilla Exit


Late last week, Football Insider reported that Karl Darlow was on Marcelo Bielsa’s shortlist to replace Kiko Casilla if the Spanish goalkeeper left the club.

There are two reported issues with Casilla for Leeds. The first is the player joined from Real Madrid on high wages in the hopes that Leeds would be promoted.

With Leeds falling to Derby in the Championship playoffs, the club have been left with a goalkeeper on high wages who also may not want to stay in the English second division.

The reports from last week were that Kiko Casilla was set to leave Leeds and Karl Darlow was on a list of potential replacements.

Today Football Insider’s Wayne Veysey has reported that Leeds have made an approach to sign Karl Darlow.

This is what he reports:

Leeds United have made an approach to sign Newcastle United goalkeeper Karl Darlow before the window shuts next month, Football Insider can reveal.

The Yorkshire giants are laying the groundwork for a late keeper signing amid doubts over the futures of current senior pair Kiko Casilla and Bailey Peacock-Farrell.

A Leeds source has told Football Insider that the club have registered their interest in Darlow and the viability of a loan or a permanent deal.

To us this just means that Leeds are just doing their work in case a transfer is necessary. The key issue here is that Leeds are looking to see if they can get Darlow before the window closes if they have to.

So basically making sure they are not left short when the window closes and Casilla makes a deadline day move.

Karl Darlow– approach has been made by Leeds to verify availability

Today Victor Orta, the Leeds Director of Football, had this to say at a Leeds event during their pre-season tour in Australia.

“I can say Kiko Casilla prefers to stay in Leeds United than the first division in Spain. And, again, for me, I feel really proud.”

So it looks like the Leeds connection to Karl Darlow is just as a failsafe in case they lose their number one goalkeeper this summer. It also seems, at the moment, that Casilla is willing to stay at Leeds and help in their promotion push.

Incidentally, Karl Darlow was also involved in a late night fracas when out with Jonjo Shelvey and Jack Colback last Friday night.

Here is a tweet from the Daily Mail’s Craig Hope on the incident. We are not sure of the severity of the incident but it has made all the papers today.


167 comments so far

  • ronaldo aarons

    Jul 18, 2019 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #1

    1st?

    1
  • ronaldo aarons

    Jul 18, 2019 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #2

    We have recently started to pay for players in instalments so not new anymore. Ny mag can and probably will confirm this.

    From the last accounts we owe clubs about 20m but are also owed about 40m. So it’s something that we have started to implement.

    When we were first linked with joelinton I wrote about him how I rated him a lot BUT if he’s going to be our main man under Bruce, then it is difficult to succeed with greater expectation with price tags and a season of expected struggle.

    Some may remember that I used to post a lot about players in other leagues as I watch a lot of European football but for a couple seasons now I have stopped commenting about this due to our club under Ashley and pretty much losing hope and ambition.

    I’m happy to go in more detail about joelinton and what I think but all I’ll say right now is fans will take to him like they took to almiron because he works hard for the team.

    And please don’t judge his record for goals at 22 yo. Although, in all competitions he scored 11 last year with 9 assists, didnt always play upfront as he was sometimes on the wing or am to accommodate belfodil and kramaric.

    I’m conflicted though as everyone knows my opinion on Ashley and boycotts etc but 36m on one player, if it actually happens seeing as we have been here before, is big statement. Saying that, no point buying a Ferrari and only driving it to the end of the street and back.

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  • Dragon64

    Jul 18, 2019 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #3

    Just can’t see fat twat paying that much no matter how he pays it something not right???

    1
  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jul 18, 2019 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #4

    @Ronaldo

    Potentially if the transfer rumours are correct we should be signing Linton , Scott and Saint-Maximin that’s actually good on paper whether they can all adapt is another thing!

    Would give us the pace we desperately need with Scott being really creative just behind so you could have something like a 433 with the wide forwards cutting in on their strong foot:

    Linton CF
    Saint-Maxim LW
    Almiron RW
    Scott AMF
    Longstaff AMF
    Hayden DM

    We would still need a quality left back mind you !

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  • kilcline

    Jul 18, 2019 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #5

    @ronaldo

    More detail on joelinton please

    1
  • one fine day

    Jul 18, 2019 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #6

    Well,
    According to my email notification from prestige my wreath and sympathy card were delivered and signed for at 2.40pm uk time Thursday
    hopefully they were given to Charnley after he rolled back from lunch

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  • Kevin Vegan

    Jul 18, 2019 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #7

    @Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Would that be the same Scott who struggled to get starts in the Dutch second tier last season? He’s nowhere near good enough to cut it in the prem, looks like he’d struggle in the championship to be honest.

    4
  • Genjikai

    Jul 18, 2019 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #8

    One fine day class that mate. Fight the good fight.

    2
  • one fine day

    Jul 18, 2019 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #9

    As for joelinton, might be a decent player but this changes nothing for me .
    The fact we can shell out for him yet not a player who has proved he can bully anyone in the prem ?
    deja vue ..for maclaren insert bruce…for joelinton insert mitrovich .big fee , chased him for months and a 22 year old expected to hit the ground running and get the goals to keep us up …what can possibly go wrong?

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  • toon22

    Jul 18, 2019 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #10

    One fine day

    Classic

    Lmfao

    10/10

    3
  • toon22

    Jul 18, 2019 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #11

    Someone email the sun newspaper lol

    They’ll love that

    2
  • Genjikai

    Jul 18, 2019 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #12

    Can this be confirmed somehow?

    1
  • Genjikai

    Jul 18, 2019 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #13

    Ofd
    Your is aus yeah?

    0
  • JohnJ

    Jul 18, 2019 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #14

    It seems on BBC ceefax (and other reports) it is sugested that Newcastle fans want to stage a boycott due to the signing of Steve Bruce as Manager.

    Whilst there’s maybe a very small element of truth in this, in the main, it’s simply not true!

    There’s been talk of a Boycott for weeks now but Rafa leaving NUFC, and the total lack of direction from the owner was I believe the catalyst, in starting the thought of a “Boycott”

    🙂

    17
  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jul 18, 2019 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #15

    Ronaldo,
    I haven’t seen him play live so i’m just going off youtube etc. I was looking at his goals record last season and a few things stand out. 7 goals for starters, one of which was a penalty. Joselu had a better record at three different German teams of similar standing. In his first 11 games last season he scored 4 and created 4, this is when he was hyped and Benitez scouted him. In the remaining 20 games or so he got 3 goals and I assist. In the last ten he scored two while his team scored 22, so they are high scoring team. He played 6 times on the wing or number 10, in these games he scored 2 so he did better in other positions. He seems to have some good qualities, dribbling and strength with a little pace, but I’m not sure about his first touch in the premier when he’ll be closed down more. He is young but £35m is a lot for 7 goals in a very weak Bundesliga. Perez got 12 from number ten. Mitrovic got 10+ in a tougher league with the bottom team.

    4
  • one fine day

    Jul 18, 2019 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #16

    Genikai
    Feel bad mate as you boys and girls are doing it on the ground over there but spend most of my down time at work these days thinking up ways to make his life a misery in any way I can.
    either ashley will go or i get fired not sure which one comes first 🙂
    #WELOVEDECATHLON

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  • one fine day

    Jul 18, 2019 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #17

    Genikai
    aus yeah

    0
  • Genjikai

    Jul 18, 2019 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #18

    One fine day contact me on genjikai.nufc@gmail.com or message the magpie group twitter account with your story.

    3
  • NY Mag

    Jul 18, 2019 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #19

    Ronaldo,

    Yes, you’re correct.
    We do pay for players in installments, you’re also correct in stating that we are owed more money in than what we pay out.

    2
  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Jul 18, 2019 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #20

    Joelinton and Saint-Maximin or similar, and another centre forward to compete with Joelinton are most important.

    That’s three imperative additions.

    If we play wing backs, you might think with three weeks to go in the window, we might end up sticking with Yedlin, Manquillo, Ritchie and Lazaar, who clearly is a left wing back, and who Bruce knows.

    In midfield, you’ve got five on the books already who we might go with and give us enough in Shelvey, Ki, Longstaff, Hayden and Colback, who you’d hope rarely if ever was needed.

    If we get the three attackers, we’ll have a fit for purpose group I think. If we can also replace Colback and Lazaar we’ll have done very well, but with three weeks to go that probably looks a bridge too far.

    if

    0
  • toon22

    Jul 18, 2019 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #21

    From what I’ve just read SW haven’t accepted Jabbas compensation for the traitor
    Not sure how that leaves us legally since there’s pictures of him working for us

    They could go to court

    Let’s hope they take Jabbas pants diwn

    5
  • toon22

    Jul 18, 2019 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #22

    NY mag

    5 million net spend in 12 years on players

    You have any idea what our total income was in that time ?
    I’m guessing it was more than about 400 grand a year

    5
  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jul 18, 2019 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #23

    Every season I say the same, that we should look to the championship because it’s similar in style to the premier, the players have already adapted, it’s a similar quality to most the top European leagues, and the value is great. Che Adams will score 10-20 this season and be sold for £80m at least and I believe he only cost £15m. Other players like Tammy Abraham & Jarrod Bowen would also be reliable bets and being English their value will sore after just a handful of EPL goals.

    1
  • NY Mag

    Jul 18, 2019 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #24

    toon22,

    When you say total income, want exactly do you mean?
    You mean total revenue? Or you mean income as in profit / loss

    0
  • toon22

    Jul 18, 2019 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #25

    It’s not too difficult to imagine out fat greedy owner hasnt been short of a few bob from us over the years

    I’d guess it’s in the hundreds of millions

    1
  • toon22

    Jul 18, 2019 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #26

    Can’t go for money in/ out as he has our accounts so complicated nobody will ever figure them out
    And for good reason
    One of the richest clubs in the world ran on a shoe string for decades , cut back to the bone

    With a net spend on players at 400 grand ish a year
    With one of the lowest wage bills on the league

    I think I’m not stupid enough to believe we somehow have running cost similar to manu

    Where’s the money gone

    5
  • toon22

    Jul 18, 2019 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #27

    We’re not stupid

    1
  • toon22

    Jul 18, 2019 at 11:18 PM

    Comment #28

    And it’s claimed he “saved “ us

    The biggest lie of all

    6
  • NY Mag

    Jul 18, 2019 at 11:19 PM

    Comment #29

    toon22,

    Assuming you mean revenue, in the 11 years Ashley owned us (upto 30th June 2018)

    Tv income : £651.4M
    Match day : £292.5M
    Commercial : £209.9M

    So more or less about £1.15B

    4
  • Toon222

    Jul 18, 2019 at 11:20 PM

    Comment #30

    Isnt it tomorrow that the club is to announce that ashley is no longer the main shareholder

    Lol

    Would love mikeashleyisamackem to be right but somehow i just cant c it

    3
  • Munster Mag

    Jul 18, 2019 at 11:21 PM

    Comment #31

    Billson, funny summary earlier of some of the mad blog comments. You probably didnt read it but there was talk (hopefully tongue in cheek) of defecating and urinating on ashleys grave last night. In fact one loon felt that would be a barometer of where i stood re ashley. Ie would i disagree with this attack on a dead mans resting ground. Wow. Some serious oddballs on here

    2
  • Kevin Vegan

    Jul 18, 2019 at 11:22 PM

    Comment #32

    @Nicky the ball tosser

    That’s a lot of “if’s”. Let’s not get carried away just yet and forget we haven’t actually signed a single player yet…

    2
  • Munster Mag

    Jul 18, 2019 at 11:22 PM

    Comment #33

    Ya 222 i think that rumour didnt have legs, more’s the pity.

    0
  • toon22

    Jul 18, 2019 at 11:22 PM

    Comment #34

    The two biggest cost of a football club is the cost of players and their wages

    Lowest wage bill almost
    400 grand ish a year net spend on players

    We’re at hundred ish million from the tv alone with iirc about 30 million from tickets sales
    Obviously advertising is at about £1 / year

    Lots in not much going out

    4
  • one fine day

    Jul 18, 2019 at 11:23 PM

    Comment #35

    genjikai
    just emailed you a screen shot .
    use as you wish.
    Just don’t disclose my details

    4
  • toon22

    Jul 18, 2019 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #36

    Tell us again how those accounts are mint NY
    It’s just not plausible

    1
  • toon22

    Jul 18, 2019 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #37

    One find day

    It’s an absolute classic
    Funny and insulting

    1
  • toon22

    Jul 18, 2019 at 11:25 PM

    Comment #38

    That would make a funny protest
    Us all leave flowers at the club

    2
  • one fine day

    Jul 18, 2019 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #39

    Genjikai
    you got mail

    2
  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Jul 18, 2019 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #40

    Hahaha, yeah, not getting carried away, but as I said getting those three attackers is imperative, and I’ll add, ideally the understudy to Joelinton or competition for him should have a bit of experience, someone tough and who knows the ropes.

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