The Athletic claim that Leeds United goalkeeper Illan Meslier is unlikely to join Tottenham Hotspur this summer due to his recent poor form – which the report describes as a “difficult campaign”. He was dropped by Sam Allardyce.

Meslier, 23, has been dropped after a string of woeful performances. Mistakes against Liverpool in the 6-1 loss, to blame for both of Fulham’s goals in a 2-1 defeat in London and conceding four at Bournemouth saw him dropped.

Joel Robles came in last weekend against Manchester City and he performed admirably, in the 2-1 loss. Fabrizio Romano says that it is likely Robles remains between the sticks for the remaining three Premier League fixtures.

During his period of excellent form, Meslier had been linked with a number of top clubs in the Premier League such as Tottenham. Spurs need to replace Hugo Lloris, who is the subject of a £300k-a-week offer from the Middle East.

That is according to the Athletic, who claim that Spurs had been looking at Leeds star Meslier. But, his poor recent form has seen the North London club cool their interest in the French star, ahead of the summer transfer window.

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Leeds goalkeeper Meslier unlikely to join Tottenham due to poor form

Meslier is a top talent. A goalkeeper, at his age, that is already widely experienced – but with 15 years easily still at the top level. But his recent form may hamper his chances of a Leeds exit to a Champions League club this summer.

Meslier has long been touted as the replacement in France’s National Team for Lloris. But, his form of late suggests otherwise. If Leeds get relegated, it remains to be seen if Meslier will be considered by any top sides in the summer.

But if Spurs, who are desperately in need of a goalkeeper, are unwilling to consider him this summer – then it might be a sign that Meslier will have to remain at Leeds. Relegation could reduce his price, and that may tempt Spurs.

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