By Mark Smith

7th Apr, 2021 | 4:15pm

Dom Matteo blown away by 'Unbelievable' Leeds United ace Illan Meslier

Dominic Matteo has been blown away by Leeds United goalkeeper Illan Meslier this season in the Premier League.

The French sensation had hardly featured in the Championship before promotion but has nailed down his spot in the top-flight since his permanent move.

Matteo believes that players having “unbelievable” seasons such as Meslier can command a really high transfer fee in the summer, potentially hinting at outside interest.

Writing in his Yorkshire Evening Post column, Matteo has been thrilled with the performances of the French youngster.

“Meslier has had a hell of a year,” he said.

“A lot of players have had unbelievable seasons but when you look at players who would command a really high fee, Meslier has to be one.

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“He’s got it all. Obviously, he can still get a bit stronger and more physical and that will come with age.”


Meslier has gone from being relatively unknown to one of the best goalkeepers in Europe’s top-five leagues in the space of one season.

The responsibility placed on him by Marcelo Bielsa could easily have overwhelmed him, but the French youth international has used that as his motivation to succeed.

Only Sam Johnstone has made more saves in the top five European leagues this season, according to WyScout, and that is proof of his responsibility.

Having only signed for £5million, the 21-year-old would produce an incredible profit with the likes of Paris Saint-Germain interested.

They’ll have to look elsewhere though, Meslier is definitely here for the long-term.

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