Liverpool have targeted Espanyol goalkeeper Kiko Casilla, in the event that their hopes of capturing former Barcelona star Victor Valdes in the coming weeks fall apart, as reported by Spanish outlet fichajes.net.
Casilla has been consistently linked with a move to Real Madrid, with the belief that the shot stopper would be an ideal replacement for the veteran Iker Casillas.
However, David De Gea has now been repeatedly linked with a switch to the Santiago Bernabeu instead, and this might have an impact on Casilla’s future.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has lost faith in Belgian international Simon Mignolet, and is looking for a replacement.
The Reds are said to have identified Victor Valdes as a good solution, although there are doubts remaining over his fitness.
Valdes’s switch is subject to a medical, and should he fail that, Liverpool see Casilla as another option.
However, Casilla would be far more expensive, with Espanyol demanding €20 million for the highly talented Spanish keeper.