Joe Wainman of All Leeds TV says that goalkeeper Kiko Casilla’s relationship with the club’s supporters was irreparably broken before his loan move to Elche in Spain.
Casilla has made a total of 62 appearances for the Whites but he played in just three Premier League games last season.
He was in goal against Brighton & Hove Albion in January, and then in the final two games against Southampton and West Bromwich Albion.
That sparked a firestorm of controversy given Casilla was previously found guilty of racially abusing Charlton Athletic star Jonathan Leko while the two clubs were in the Championship.
Illan Meslier has been promoted to the club’s No.1 as a result, and the goalkeeper has been moved on, joining Elche in La Liga.
And Wainman believes that the 34-year-old ultimately soured his own relationship with the fans, and that the entire fanbase was shocked by his reintegration into the first-team at the back end of the campaign.
He said: “Both off and on the pitch, I think his relationship with Leeds fans is gone. It was a really head scratching moment when he continued to be played and I think Bielsa felt he had served his time. It was a bit of a strange situation because the fanbase didn’t want Kiko Casilla at the club anymore because of the off-field stuff.
“But just for on the pitch, he was not good, man. Genuinely, he could pull off some great saves on certain occasions but his decision-making, for someone so experienced, was just off the scale.”