A report in France by Ouest-France via Sport Witness has suggested some of the finer details regarding the loan agreement of Leeds United goalkeeper Illan Meslier.
It is thought that Leeds will be obliged to buy the young Frenchman if they are promoted to the Premier League, or if the 19-year-old makes 10 appearances for the first-team.
Meslier will cost the Whites £5 million and he could be about to be handed a run of games in the first-team. The current number one Kiko Casilla is set to find out the result of an FA investigation which could see him banned.
Marcelo Bielsa has viewed Meslier as an understudy this season. His only first-team appearance came against Arsenal in the FA Cup; with the Whites losing 1-0.
At £5 million he might represent a steal. He has shown tremendous potential during his time playing with the club’s under-23 ranks and looks to have all the attributes to shine.
Following this latest news of the potential hurdles which Leeds must jump to land Meslier, supporters have been reacting.
Many think it’s a no-brainer, particularly given the erratic nature of Casilla. Here is a selection of tweets from Leeds supporters who are hoping a permanent deal for the Lorient player can be struck.
Exchange rate in our favour now lol buy him
— Micky Padge (@mickipadgett) February 20, 2020
5M is cheap anyway for a young keeper
— lee (@lee76729385) February 20, 2020
For nothing. I'd give them the money right now.
— Sean (@ROI_LUFC) February 20, 2020
— Kyle Healeas (@Healeask) February 20, 2020
£5m could be one of the steals of the decade if we go up. He could be our first choice keeper for many years.
— Gee Of OoO (@MrGumbOoO) February 20, 2020
Excellent news, get him signed up
— Stuart Corbett (@sjc1919) February 20, 2020
Sounds like a good deal.
— Jolyon Smalley (@jolyon_smalley) February 20, 2020
— slowlywalking (@slowlywalking1) February 20, 2020
Sounds a lot, reasonable if we go up. Personally if Kiko stays no 1 then we don’t need to sign him
— James Pearson (@JamesPearson25) February 20, 2020