Lorient claim Leeds have option to buy loan signing Illan Meslier

General views of Elland Road before the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Aston Villa at Elland Road on December 03, 2016 in Leeds, England.

Meslier completed a move to Leeds United on Thursday.

Illan Meslier of France does passed during the friendly match between Argentina and France U20 at Pinatar Arena in Murcia, Spain on March 20 2019.

Leeds United could sign Illan Meslier on a permanent basis next summer.

Leeds confirmed Meslier's arrival on a season-long loan this morning, but failed to mention any additional clauses.

And according to the goalkeeper's parent club, Lorient, the Whites do have an option to turn his move into a  permanent one.

The French side made the announcement on their official website, before wishing their academy product an "excellent season" in English football.

20th July 2019, Bankwest Stadium, Sydney, Australia; International friendly football match, Western Sydney Wanderers FC versus Leeds United; Kiko Casilla of Leeds United distributes the...

Meslier is expected to compete with Kiko Casilla at Leeds, and could be rivalled by Kamil Miazek, Will Huffer or Harrison Male below him.

The 19-year-old Frenchman replaces Bailey Peacock-Farrell, who left to join Burnley at the start of this month.

Illan Meslier of France looks on in the tunnel ahead of the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup group E match between Mali and France at Gdynia Stadium on May 31, 2019 in Gdynia, Poland.

He played 28 times in the French second tier last season, his first at senior level.

It is unclear how much Leeds would have to pay for Meslier, who has three years left on his Lorient contract and a Transfermarkt valuation of €5 million (around £4.6m).

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