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‘Love you already’ – Many Leeds United fans react to deadline day signing’s message

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Leeds United deadline day signing Illan Meslier has posted a message on Instagram after joining the club, which has drawn an excited response from many Whites supporters.

The goalkeeper signed on a season-long loan from Ligue 2 side Lorient, with a reported option to buy included in the deal.

The 19-year-old only made his senior debut at the French club last August but went on to make 30 appearances in the 2018/19 season, keeping 11 clean sheets.

Meslier, who has been capped for France at both under-18 and under-19 level, will likely serve as a back-up to Kiko Casilla after Bailey Peacock-Farrell joined Burnley this summer.

The teenager sent a message to Leeds fans this morning via his Instagram.

The Frenchman said: “I am very happy to come to this club in Leeds United, and I am ready for new challenges in my new club.”

Meslier could be included in the Whites squad to face Nottingham Forest at Elland Road on Saturday, subject to international clearance.

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The teenager seems to be a popular figure in West Yorkshire already and his message received an excited response from many fans.

Read the reaction of Leeds supporters here:


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