Leeds United fans are hot on 20-year-old goalkeeper Illan Meslier after an impressive showing in his three games this season.
And it seems that Meslier is hot on Leeds after he retweeted a story from French outlet Foot Mercato that claimed the Whites would exercise their option on the keeper if promoted.
The Foot Mercato story was actually based on a Telegraph story over the weekend that claimed the 20-year-old was attracting attention from the Premier League, but that Leeds would take up their option if they were promoted.
That’s great news for Leeds and it seems that Meslier is as keen on the move happening.
Meslier was set for an extended run in the Leeds team after Kiko Casilla was banned for eight games for racist abuse.
However, the Coronavirus outbreak put the brakes on his Championship run after just two games.
Meslier has impressed the Leeds fans across his three games and most notably his debut in the FA Cup against Arsenal in January, where he showed off his brilliant distribution.
Back in France, his parent club Lorient secured promotion to Ligue 1 after the French campaigns were ended early.
However, it seems unlikely that Meslier will go back there after being snubbed at the start of the season as a new keeper was brought in.
French journalist Arnaud Huchet said to LeedsLive, “I think that Illan will not stay at FC Lorient. He left offended and angry we did not trust him and we put him [in with] a competitor (Paul Nardi) a few days before the resumption of the Ligue 2 championship.”
That’s great news for Leeds, as is the Telegraph report and Meslier’s social media action. We think the 20-year-old is the future between the sticks at Elland Road.
Now Leeds just need to secure promotion, on or off the pitch.
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