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Adam Forshaw comments on Leeds signings Illan Meslier and Eddie Nketiah

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Adam Forshaw comments on Leeds signings Illan Meslier and Eddie Nketiah

Adam Forshaw has commented on Leeds United’s new pair Illan Meslier and Eddie Nketiah, with the duo both joining on Thursday’s deadline day.

The Whites signed 19-year-old goalkeeper Meslier on a season-long loan from French second-tier club Lorient and he’s set to provide competition for Kiko Casilla at Elland Road.

He’s a teenage shot-stopper that has 11 clean sheets in 30 senior games for Lorient and comes highly-rated.

Meanwhile, Marcelo Bielsa’s squad has also been bolstered by the arrival of attacker Nketiah from Arsenal.

The 20-year-old centre-forward is someone that impressed with Arsenal during pre-season and has been around their first-team, but has dropped down to the Championship to develop his game.

Leeds midfielder Forshaw admitted he hadn’t heard much about new arrival Nketiah, while also adding that he got the chance to train with Meslier on Thursday morning and was impressed.


“The goalkeeper (Meslier) trained today and he looked really good. He’s a good size and a young age so it’s all positive,” Forshaw said, as quoted by Marching on Together Youtube account.

“In all honestly no I haven’t seen anything of him (Nketiah) but I have heard he is quick.”

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Leeds sold goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell to Burnley and striker Kemar Roofe to Anderlecht, but they did at least manage to find replacement for the upcoming campaign on the final day of the window.

Meslier has arrived to try compete with Casilla and the young promising goalkeeper has already had a decent introduction to first-team action with Lorient.

But it looked like the Yorkshire club would find it much more difficult to replace Roofe with so little time left in the window.

Leeds may have pulled one out of the bag in Nketiah, as he’s a quick striker with immense potential and he could well score a lot of goals at Elland Road.

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