Illan Meslier comments on his Leeds United future

Leeds United's Illan Meslier during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Nottingham Forest at Elland Road on August 10, 2019 in Leeds, England.

Illan Meslier joined Leeds United on loan from Lorient in the summer transfer window.

Leeds United's Illan Meslier during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Nottingham Forest at Elland Road on August 10, 2019 in Leeds, England.

Illan Meslier has suggested to Ouest-France that he is open to staying at Leeds United beyond next summer.

Meslier joined Championship club Leeds on loan from French outfit Lorient in the summer transfer window.

It is a season-long loan deal, and the 19-year-old French goalkeeper has said that he is open to staying at Elland Road on a permanent contract if he gets playing time.

Meslier told Quest-France, as translated by Get French Football News, when asked if he can see his future in England: “I would like to, but it depends on the season.

“If I play in the Championship, and the club activates the option to buy, I would stay without a problem.

"If I play less, we will think about it. But the best thing would be to continue at Leeds.”

Leeds United's Illan Meslier during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Nottingham Forest at Elland Road on August 10, 2019 in Leeds, England.

Leeds United stay

Kiko Casilla is the first-choice goalkeeper at Leeds at the moment, and that is not going to change anytime soon.

Meslier is a very good goalkeeper, and the 19-year-old can be a star for the future.

It is unlikely that the teenager will get much playing time in the league for Leeds this season, but he could get chances in the first team.

What is important for Meslier right now is to train well and learn, as he is only 19 years of age and is just starting his career.

Leeds are aiming to clinch automatic promotion from the Championship to the Premier League.

goalkeeper Illan Meslier of France U20 during the FIFA U-20 World Cup Poland 2019 group E match between France U20 and Saudi Arabia U20 at Gdynia Stadium on May 25, 2019 in Gdynia, Poland

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