David Seaman has told his Seaman Says podcast that Illan Meslier was like Superman during Leeds United’s draw with Newcastle at the weekend, as he praised for the goalkeeper for another superb display.

There is absolutely no question that Meslier has rediscovered his best form. The Frenchman was one of several players to struggle last season. But he has been back on track since the opening weekend of the campaign.

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And he has produced two big performances since the World Cup break. The scoreline against Manchester City would have been considerably worse had it not been for Meslier producing some big saves from Erling Haaland.

Seaman lauds Illan Meslier after Leeds draw

Unfortunately, that was not enough to earn Leeds anything from that game. But his latest colossal performance did secure the Whites a point away at Newcastle at the weekend.

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Meslier did brilliantly to deny the likes of Chris Wood and Fabian Schar. And while reflecting on another good weekend for Arsenal, Seaman picked out Meslier for praise after denying high-flying Newcastle the win.

“Meslier was like Superman in goal again. He was stopping it with absolutely everything. So that was a great result. That helped with a great Christmas for Arsenal,” he told Seaman Says.

Leeds will definitely owe Meslier a lot if they do ultimately manage to stay in the Premier League again. He has been so consistent.

It is almost remarkable to think that he is only 22 years of age. He looks to be destined for the very top of the game.

It is probably fair to say that he is likely to be one of the next players to attract a big-money bid from teams higher up the table.

If his current form continues, it is simply a matter of time before he leaves – unless something significant changes at Elland Road in the near future.

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