Leeds midfielder reveals exciting first impression of summer signing

Leeds United midfielder Adam Forshaw has revealed his first impression of summer signing Illan Meslier is “all positive”.

The 19-year-old goalkeeper joined Leeds on transfer deadline day, arriving from Ligue 2 side Lorient on a one-year loan deal that reportedly includes an option to buy.

Meslier has likely been recruited as a backup for Kiko Casilla after Bailey Peacock-Farrell joined Burnley over the summer.

The Frenchman only made his debut for Lorient last August but went on to make 30 appearances last season, keeping 11 clean sheets.

Meslier has been capped by France at under-18 and under-19 level.

Speaking to Leeds Live, Forshaw revealed that all the new signings had settled into the squad well and that he had been impressed by his first sighting of Meslier in training.

He said: “The new lads seem really nice lads.

“The group’s really good. Like I said, there’s a lot of confidence around the place and a good atmosphere, so it’s pretty easy to settle in.

“The goalkeeper trained today (Thursday) and he looks really good, he’s a good size and a young age so it’s all positive.”

Leeds face Salford City in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night, which may see the teenager get his first taste of first-team football for the Whites.

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