Journalist Darren Lewis has told the Last Word on Spurs podcast that Leeds United goalkeeper Illan Meslier is wanted by teams up and down the Premier League, including Tottenham Hotspur.

Meslier has been one of the first names on the Leeds team sheet for the large majority of his time at Elland Road. He has not looked back since coming into the side when Kiko Casilla was banned in our promotion-winning season.

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The 22-year-old has now made 91 appearances in the Premier League, which is a remarkable return for a goalkeeper who is so young.

Illan Meslier wanted by teams up and down the Premier League amid Leeds form

Leeds have to be realistic with their transfer policy. The signings last summer were seemingly funded by the sales of Raphinha and Kalvin Phillips. And with that, it appears entirely possible that the Whites could sanction a big-money sale again at the end of this campaign.

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Meslier would obviously be a candidate when it comes to players who could attract significant bids, given his age and his potential.

Lewis was asked about potential goalkeepers who could succeed Hugo Lloris at Tottenham as he continues to struggle between the sticks in North London. And the journalist suggested that Meslier has admirers at Spurs. But they are not the only ones.

“One name that I’ve heard, to be fair he has admirers up and down the Premier League, is Meslier at Leeds. He’s a young keeper. Bayern Munich are really big fans of him, Chelsea like him too. Lot of people like him,” he told the Last Word on Spurs podcast.

Whites are in strong position to keep Frenchman – for now

Certainly, we are under no illusions when it comes to the future of Meslier. He is destined for the top of the game if his current trajectory continues.

Jesse Marsch has said that his potential is ‘massive‘. It is almost frightening to think about how good he could become in the coming years. And remarkably, he only cost £5 million.

Leeds stand a chance of holding onto him for a few more years yet. Surely, the most important thing for Meslier when he thinks about his future is the fact that he is playing regularly. And the number one spot is probably his at Elland Road for as long as he wants it.

But the Whites cannot be complacent either. Meslier is not going to stick around for long if Leeds are languishing in the bottom-half of the Premier League, or worse.

Given the amount of interest, there could soon be an offer which catches his eye if we are not ambitious.

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