Here are the latest Leeds United evening headlines on Monday, July 26.
Pablo Hernandez on his fairytale homecoming
Pablo Hernandez has faced the media for the first time since signing a contract with hometown club Castellon.
According to the club’s official website, Hernandez said: “I am very happy to be here accompanied by my family.
“Playing one day at Castellón was a dream since I was little when I came to Castalia with my father.
“This club means a lot to my family, my mother grew up here, since my grandparents were in charge of taking care of the old Castalia.”
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He added: “I am aware of that pressure due to the expectations my signing has generated.
“However, the pressure has always helped me to improve and bring out the best in myself.
“I have to use my experience to help my colleagues. Despite being considered the leader, if we achieve the objectives it will be an achievement for the whole group.”
Leeds United U23s will play at Elland Road as 2021/22 fixtures released
Leeds United U23s will play host to the very best teams youth football has to offer in this country this coming season.
The junior Whites secured promotion from Premier League 2 Division 2 last term with a triumphant title-winning finish to their campaign.
Leeds were only awarded Category One status last summer, permitting the club to play in Premier League 2, but already the Whites will face off against the best the division has to offer.
That will mean bumper away trips to the best academies in the country, such as Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester City and many others.
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Kiko Casilla breaks his silence on Leeds United future and ‘difficult’ return
Returning to Leeds United would be difficult for Kiko Casilla and he has every intention of staying in Spain beyond his Elche loan.
The goalkeeper has been presented to the media in Spain after agreeing a season-long loan switch to the La Liga outfit earlier this month.
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While Casilla has another two years to run on his Elland Road contract, he believes he has made his last save for the West Yorkshire outfit.
The veteran has made just four league appearances for Marcelo Bielsa since February 2020 and faced seeing out his United deal as Illan Meslier’s deputy.
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