Illan Meslier to join Leeds on loan

According to reports from Sky Sports, Leeds United are close to signing Lorient goalkeeper Illan Meslier. 

The 19-year-old French goalkeeper is set to undergo a medical today ahead of a season-long loan to Leeds United.

Sky Sports journalist Tim Thornton confirmed the report on social networking site Twitter earlier today.

Leeds United needed to sign a goalkeeper this summer after they lost Bailey Peacock-Farrell, who joined Premier League club, Burnley, last week.

Kiko Casilla is the club’s first-choice goalkeeper, and it seems Meslier will become his understudy at the Yorkshire club.

The youngster is a highly-rated young goalkeeper and has made 23 appearances for the club since making his debut in 2018.

He has also represented the France Under-19 team, which shows that Leeds have signed a player with loads of potential.

While an experienced Championship or Premier League goalkeeper would have been ideal, it seems Marcelo Bielsa has landed a hidden gem here.