Leeds United are in talks to sign former Everton and Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Joel Robles
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Leeds are in talks to sign former Atletico Madrid, Wigan and Everton goalkeeper Joel Robles as Jesse Marche eyes a new second choice following the release of Kiko Casilla

  • Leeds are in talks to sign former Everton and Wigan goalkeeper Joel Robles
  • The 32-year old will come in to replace Kika Casilla, who was released earlier
  • Robles was part of the Wigan team that famously won the FA Cup in 2013 

Leeds United are in talks to sign former Everton and Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Joel Robles.

The 32-year old will come in to replace Kiko Casilla who was released from his contract a year early last week.

Robles won an FA Cup winners’ medal in 2013 as part of the Wigan Athletic side that caused a famous Wembley upset by beating Manchester City and the Spaniard made a series of crucial saves notably from Carlos Tevez.

Leeds United are in talks to sign former Everton and Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Joel Robles

Leeds United are in talks to sign former Everton and Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Joel Robles

After leaving the Lactics in 2013, he joined Everton and made 65 appearances across all competitions over the course of five years. 

Robles is a free agent after leaving Real Betis at the end of last season and will give experienced cover to Illan Meslier and Kristoffer Klaesson who has picked up a slight ankle injury.

Manager Jesse Marsch hinted that a back-up goalkeeper is on the club’s radar during his press conference on Thursday.  

He said: ‘I think there’s an argument to have a more established goalkeeper as a back-up. 

Robles made 65 appearances across all competitions over the course of five years for Everton

Robles made 65 appearances across all competitions over the course of five years for Everton

He will come in to replace Kiko Casilla (above), who was released early last week

He will come in to replace Kiko Casilla (above), who was released early last week

‘Marcos Abad (goalkeeping coach) has created a really good environment with the goalkeepers. Anyone we bring in we have to be very clear, there can’t be any friction.’

If the move goes through, Robles will become Leeds’ seventh summer signing after Brenden Aaronson, Luis Sinisterra, Tyler Adams, Rasmus Kristensen, Darko Gyabi and Marc Roca. 

Marsch’s side will begin the season with a home game against Wolves on Saturday afternoon.  

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