According to a report by Football Insider, West Ham United and David Moyes have set their sights on Leeds United ‘sensation‘ Illan Meslier – coming as the club have held talks over extending Lukasz Fabianski’s contract but with no agreement in place yet.
The Irons are confident they can keep their number one for another season regardless, especially considering they have a one-year option in his current deal according to Football Insider, but that hasn’t stopped them looking at potential replacements.
Moyes eyeing Meslier for West Ham
Meslier, who has been a Leeds regular under Marcelo Bielsa this season, starting 25 of their 26 Premier League matches, apparently fits the bill as Moyes eyes potential new additions in the goalkeeping department.
He signed for the Whites on a permanent deal just last summer, converting his loan spell from Lorient into a permanent deal, but West Ham and Moyes are now keeping tabs ahead of the next transfer window.
Transfer Tavern take
Described as ‘incredible’ by former Leeds and Premier League striker Jermaine Beckford (Doing A Leeds podcast via Leeds United news), he is currently valued at around £10.8 million by Transfermarkt – with no mooted price tag mentioned by this Football Insider report.
Leeds may want much more for their number one shot stopper given his age, but it remains to be seen if more news emerges regarding talks or an asking price.
In other news: West Ham are also keeping tabs on this potentially ‘perfect signing’, find out more here.
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