Illan Meslier‘s future at Leeds United is a doubt, for two reasons. The first being his recent axe from the side, and the second being relegation – if we do go down, then he will surely leave. Leeds may need a replacement in goal.
Meslier, 23, has watched on from the sidelines in the last two games after a string of woeful performances. His part in the 6-1 loss to Liverpool earned criticism, after conceding five against Palace. Both Fulham goals were his fault.
He was rightly dropped by Sam Allardyce, with Joel Robles coming in and impressing. His performances against Manchester City and Newcastle have been good – even saving a penalty against the Premier League champions.
Robles is out of contract in June. Meslier’s future is in doubt too, with plenty of clubs showing interest. Whether they are still keen, remains to be seen, given his recent form. But if we go down, you would expect Meslier to go.
He will need replacing in the summer and at £15m, whether we stay up or go down, surely a move for Liverpool’s Caoimhin Kelleher makes sense. The Ireland stopper is now 24, but has only played 20 senior games for the Reds.
Move for Liverpool’s Kelleher makes sense with Meslier future in doubt
Kelleher is expected to be on the move and The Mail report that Brentford took a look at him. However, Liverpool’s asking price of £15m has put Thomas Frank’s side off – they are now expected to sign Mark Flakken from Freiburg.
But at £15m, Kelleher would be a superb signing. Although he has only played here and there for the Reds, he has established himself as a wonderful shot stopper that is excellent with his feet. There is real potential in Kelleher.
Easily worth taking a risk on – and a player once described by Jurgen Klopp as “absolutely exceptional”. If Meslier does end up leaving, Leeds have got to take advantage of Brentford stalling and lure Kelleher to Elland Road.