Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United brought the young goalkeeper on loan to Elland Road in the summer.
A number of Leeds United fans have taken to Twitter to give their thoughts on Elland Road loanee Illan Meslier being called up to the France Under-20s squad for the upcoming international break.
The 19-year-old, who is on a season-long loan at Elland Road from French side Lorient, has yet to make a first-team appearance for the Whites, although he has put in some impressive displays for the Under 23s side this season.
Leeds confirmed the news via their Twitter channel, announcing that Meslier has been named in Bernard Diomede’s squad for their upcoming friendlies against Turkey and the Netherlands, where he will be vying with Yehvann Diouf of Stade de Reims for a place between the sticks.
Here is some of the reaction from the Whites fanbase on social media:
Could be playing a lot more games in the weeks ahead.— Craig & charlie the chocolate labrador. (@bandforgood) 8 November 2019
Announce Injury— Sam Johnston (@SamJohn56135885) 8 November 2019
Well deserved!— Oliver White (@OliWhiteMOT93) 8 November 2019
Please don’t get fcukin injured!— Jay (@LankyStretch) 8 November 2019
Meslier has been an unused substitute for Marcelo Bielsa’s side this season, and is reportedly open to a permanent move to Leeds, if chances come his way [Ouest France].
Following Bailey Peacock-Farrell’s move to join Burnley in the Premier League, Bielsa was on the hunt for a new stopper to compete with Kiko Casilla for a starting berth.
In the final day of the Championship window, the Argentine got his man in the form of Meslier, who moved to Elland Road on loan from Lorient after the French side made a new signing of their own.