Illan Meslier comments for first time as a Leeds player
Goalkeeper Meslier, 19, agreed a move to Leeds on deadline day – completing a season-long loan from French side Lorient after the teenager commented on the club’s official website for the first time as a Leeds player.
Leeds needed a goalkeeper after selling Bailey Peacock-Farrell to Burnley, and the France Under-20 international has been brought to Elland Road after being linked with Chelsea and Monaco in the past.
“I’m extremely happy to be joining a big club like Leeds United with a big history, so it’s a pleasure for me to come and join the club, to learn English football and discover a new club,” said Meslier.
“I’m looking forward to playing English football, I’m a modern type of goalkeeper and I like to play with my feet. Marcelo Bielsa is a huge name, I knew of him when he was working at Marseille and his style of play is strong.”
Reported double deal for Inter duo hits the skids
Italian outlet FC Inter News have claimed that Leeds United had agreed deals for Inter Milan duo Ryan Nolan and Facundo Colidio, but moves have hit the skids for two reasons.
Leeds intended to loan Nolan straight to former Juve assistant and current Kilmarnock manager Angelo Alessio, who worked under Antonio Conte at Juventus. Nolan was not happy with such a move, and a deal is off.
For Argentina striker Colidio, Leeds have refused to reach Inter’s £5.5million asking price despite both sides desperate to get a deal done for the young forward. Both moves are off.