Many Leeds United fans have debated the ability of Illan Meslier after latest footage emerged from Thorp Arch of the goalkeeper in training.
With the Championship season on the verge of returning after its postponement due to the coronavirus pandemic, most Leeds fans will be interested to watch on as Meslier continues to provide backup for Kiko Casilla.
Casilla, who was charged with racial abuse and banned for eight games, has had his fair share of criticism this season and it remains to be seen who Marcelo Bielsa will opt to have as his ‘keeper for next season, one which could see Championship leaders Leeds return to the Premier League.
With Championship players gradually returning to training this week, footage has now emerged of Meslier training and it has left some Leeds fans in two minds over whether or not he could be the man to take the number one spot in the future.
— Leeds United (@LUFC) May 28, 2020
The 20-year-old. who has played two league games this term and kept two clean sheets, gained many plaudits for his training routine, with a number of fans praising him and calling for him to the ‘number one for the foreseeable’.
Got to be our number 1 from the foreseeable
— Sam ➕🏠 (@Samheadhouse) May 28, 2020
He’s immense and will only get better. We’ve got a serious problem if he gets ill or injured while we’re trying to complete the season though.
— SJB (@SJB_upnorth) May 28, 2020
My number 1 💙💛 @MeslierIllan you legend. Hope you sign for us permanently lad
— Rebecca (@beckslufc13) May 28, 2020
However, some fans did question the footage which saw Meslier have a few ‘worrying’ moments.
Any danger of holding some of those?!
— Rob Stanworth (@Stannie655) May 28, 2020
Worrying how many of these get parried into the box
— M W (@mewebb1) May 28, 2020
I wanted to see more catches I must admit
— PokemonDaddy (@nobodywhouknow1) May 28, 2020
The number one spot is certainly up for grabs at Elland Road but it could be that Bielsa brings in someone new entirely this summer.
Meslier has done well during his two appearances in the league, whilst you cannot argue with Casilla’s experience, having played for Real Madrid in the past.
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