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Exclusive: Palmer hails Illan Meslier’s new Leeds contract as “good business”

Leeds United tying down goalkeeper Illan Meslier to a new contract is “good business”, the club’s former midfielder Carlton Palmer has told Football FanCast.

Meslier recently put pen to paper on a new five-year deal that will keep him at Elland Road until the summer of 2026.

The 21-year-old joined from French side Lorient permanently last year after initially signing on loan and has thoroughly impressed under Marcelo Bielsa.

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Last season, he made 35 Premier League appearances and kept 11 clean sheets as Leeds went on to secure a ninth-placed finish following their promotion from the Championship.

Speaking exclusively to FFC about Meslier’s new deal, Palmer said:

“I think he’s a future starter for his national team. I think that’s for sure. He’s a very talented boy.

“Young ‘keeper, why would you want to move anywhere? You know, don’t go and sit on the bench and not play. He’s playing for a massive club and he’s doing well. Good business for Leeds and good business for him.”

Meslier has got off to a rocky start this season following Leeds’ 5-1 thrashing to rivals Manchester United last weekend.

However, the Frenchman proved last term that he is a very good goalkeeper, one who has time on his side, so Leeds getting him to sign a new contract is indeed good business.

Article title: Exclusive: Palmer hails Illan Meslier’s new Leeds contract as “good business”

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