By Mark Smith

23rd Jul, 2020 | 9:40am

'Incredible', 'Absolute bargain' - These fans thrilled as player confirms Leeds move

Leeds United are closing in on yet another permanent, with Illan Meslier set to confirm his switch to Elland Road on Thursday.

The Whites have already confirmed the permanent signing of Helder Costa from Wolves after his loan move from Molineux was successful.

Victor Orta will be working on overdrive to make sure Marcelo Bielsa’s squad is ready for the Premier League, with Meslier’s move worth up to £5million.

It was Meslier himself who confirmed the news of his permanent arrival, with that move expected to be made public on Thursday.

“I will sign Thursday for three years with Leeds, it’s a great story,” he told Quest France.

“In Lorient, I was the number two choice in August 2019 (after the arrival of Paul Nardi). I had to make a choice. I always believed in it and I had the opportunity to prove myself in Leeds and it paid off.”

And Athletic journalist Phil Hay confirmed the deal would get done today.

It will be an interesting summer in the goalkeeping department at Elland Road, especially with the future of Kiko Casilla in the air.

The Spaniard made his first appearance against Sunday since his ban for racially abusing Charlton’s Jonathan Leko back in September.

We strongly believe that should be Casilla’s final game for the club, with the former Real Madrid man not the type of player who should be representing the Whites in the Premier League.

Meslier has been superb since being thrown into the deep end. The French youngster has kept six clean sheets in his nine appearances – making his case to take the number one shirt next season.

Many Leeds fans have reacted to the news, with the majority absolutely delighted that Meslier will be remaining in West Yorkshire for the foreseeable future.

MOT Leeds News have picked out some of the best reactions below…

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