Leeds United have completed their first signing of Deadline Day, bringing in Lorient goalkeeper Illan Meslier on a season-long loan deal.
The 19-year-old made 30 appearances for the Ligue 2 side last season, keeping a total of 11 clean sheets and establishing himself as one of the most impressive young shot-stoppers in the French leagues.
But the 6-foot-6 goalkeeper is yet to make an appearance for Lorient this season after falling behind Paul Nardi in the pecking order, and has now signed for Leeds on a season-long loan deal.
Leeds, who are also expected to sign Eddie Nketiah on loan from Arsenal later on today, will have been in the market for a new back-up goalkeeper after the departure of Bailey Peacock-Farrell to Burnley.
The 22-year-old fell massively out of favour under Marcelo Bielsa in the second half of last season, following the arrival of Kiko Casilla from La Liga giants Real Madrid in January.
Here, we take a look at Leeds fans’ reactions to the arrival of Meslier…
All Loans Aren’t We #ALAW
— Pete (@35Pete3) August 8, 2019
Its what we need a gk but why him
— MagicalCosta (@CarefulCosta) August 8, 2019
Moaning on together . Unlike some welcome to Leeds
— Stephen Maher ???????? (@stevemaher34) August 8, 2019
Monaco tried to buy this lad last year for €10m
He not here to make up numbers
— JwL (@Juliejwl777) August 8, 2019
He big, he's French, you'll find him on our bench.
— harry (@harry59847752) August 8, 2019
welcome to Leeds United if you can keep clean sheets you will be god with leeds fans
— ian farmer (@Farmeri3) August 8, 2019
Business done early, now announce Eddie!
— Nathan Phillips (@NathanP92) August 8, 2019
Looks like he needs to bulk up a bit, welcome to Leeds but!! ????
— Andrew McCorriston (@big_mac61) August 8, 2019
Useless if no option to buy imo
— Aquila (@aquila_19) August 8, 2019
Welcome to the greatest club in the world @MeslierIllan????
— Steve Turner (@SteveLTurner) August 8, 2019