West Ham linked with a move for Leeds United goalkeeper Illan Meslier

The Hammers are reportedly one of many clubs keeping tabs on France international Illan Meslier.

Reports in the British media claim West Ham are linked with a move for Leeds United goalkeeper Illan Meslier.

Leeds spent 6.5 million euros to sign the France international from Lorient in the summer of 2020. The 21-year-old has a valid contract with Leeds United until June 2023.

The goalkeeper has been touted as one of the brightest young prospects in France.

Illan Meslier
Illan Meslier

Illan Meslier has represented France at Under-18, Under-19, Under-20 and Under-21 level, winning 12 caps.

The 21-year-old will be high in demand this summer, with him having enjoyed a sublime season for Leeds this term.

West Ham are looking to sign a goalkeeper and have identified the 21-year-old as potential transfer target.

West Ham United
West Ham United

David Moyes is a firm fan of Leeds goalkeeper and West Ham could make a move for the player if the financial aspect makes sense.

The Hammers are desperate to make an impact in the summer transfer window.

According to the report, “West Ham United are eyeing Leeds United goalkeeper Illan Meslier. Football Insider reports the France U21 international is seen at West Ham as a potential successor for Lukasz Fabianski, 35. The Pole comes off contract in June and the Irons are keen to keep hold of him. However, looking to the future, West Ham are also eyeing a summer move for Meslier. The 21 year-old has impressed for the Premier League new boys this season.”

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It would take a huge offer from West Ham to prise the 21-year-old goalkeeper from Leeds.

Illan Meslier ideal fit for West Ham?

If Meslier is available for the right price, then he could be a clever acquisition for West Ham.

It is smart from the club to invest in younger players, rather than splashing out big money on experienced players with no resale value.

All in all, Illan Meslier will be an ideal choice for Moyes as he ticks all the right boxes in terms of what he demands from his goalkeepers.

It will be interesting to see what happens when West Ham come calling for Meslier this summer.

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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.

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