Manchester United: Red Devils line up Illan Meslier bid
Manchester United are lining up a bid for Leeds United goalkeeper Illan Meslier, according to The Sun.
The Lowdown: Impressive Old Trafford display
Erik ten Hag recently watched Meslier twice in the space of four days in back-to-back Premier League fixtures against the Whites earlier this month.
The French shot-stopper impressed in the first meeting at Old Trafford, comfortably outperforming David de Gea in a 2-2 draw, as per SofaScore. The 22-year-old made five saves and completed 11 long balls, and it looks as if he is on the club’s radar as a result.
The Latest: Transfer update
The Sun shared a story in the last 48 hours regarding the Red Devils and Meslier.
They claimed that those at Old Trafford are looking at the Leeds man as De Gea’s long-term replacement and are lining up a bid with the Spaniard yet to agree on a new contract in Manchester.
The Verdict: One to watch
Meslier is at the top of his game with a career-high €22m Transfermarkt valuation, and has been labelled as a ‘keeper with ‘so much quality’ by Brenden Aaronson.
He has made 353 saves in the Premier League and already ranks in the all-time top 50 in that regard, so a move could be a shrewd one, especially if Leeds suffer relegation to the Championship.
Hugo Lloris has tipped Meslier to become France’s first-choice ‘keeper in the future, and with De Gea now 32, he could also replace the United legend at Old Trafford, making this one to watch.