According to Mundo DeportivoBarcelona are interested in signing Leeds glovemaker Illan Meslier, with Victor Orta awaiting offers.
What is the story?
Well, Xavi has made a lot of changes at Barcelona, and now he wants to shake things up between the sticks at Leeds’ expense.
Marc-Andre ter Stegen is said to remain first choice at Camp Nou as he has Xavi’s backing.
Therefore, we highly doubt that this move will happen.
Meslier is far too good to be a backup goalkeeper, and the Frenchman himself surely won’t be too keen on the move if he’s not guaranteed to start.
Leeds had to expect interest from Barcelona
When you have a prodigy keeper like Meslier on your hands, you’d be naïve not to expect the European giants to sniff.
According to AthleticismLos Blancos are awaiting applications for their No.1 this summer, due to his fine performances in the Premier League.
There aren’t many 21-year-old goalkeepers who are No.1s for their clubs – Meslier is special and Leeds need to do everything they can to fend off interest.
In a few years, the French Under-21 international could be worth ten times the £5 million fees Leeds paid Lorient for his services.
For this reason, and for many others, Leeds must not sell their number 1 this summer.
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