Barcelona now want to sign £22,000-a-week Leeds man, Victor Orta awaits offers

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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.

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Mundo Deportivo believe it £22,000 per week The Leeds goalkeeper is watched by the Spanish giants, as are four other goalkeepers.

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.

So far this season, the 21-year-old has kept five clean sheets in 26 appearances in all competitions.

Leeds had to expect interest from Barcelona

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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.

In his first season in the English top flight, Meslier kept 11 clean sheets in 35 Premier League appearances, breaking Joe Hart’s record by becoming the youngest goalkeeper to do so.

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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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