JustJoe Football Show presenter Joe Wainman would go along with Illan Meslier and Patrick Bamford signing new contracts being the best bits of business for Leeds this summer, when speaking prior to Dan James’ last-minute move.
21-year-old goalkeeper Meslier put pen to paper on a five-year-deal, keeping with the Elland Rad outfit until the summer of 2026.
The Leeds United shot-stopper was in inspired form last season for the Whites, keeping eleven clean sheets in 35 matches and helping his side finish ninth in the Premier League table.
It wasn’t just clean sheets which helped Leeds have a superb campaign last season, striker Patrick Bamford was the club’s leading goalscorer in the Premier League with 17 goals and this made him the fourth top goalscorer in the top flight also.
The 27-year-old also penned a five-year deal at Elland Road alongside Meslier and when asked if this was the best business of the transfer window for Leeds, Wainman told Football FanCast: “You could say that yeah, definitely. I’d go along with that.”
Leeds got their first point of the season on the board last weekend against Everton after a 2-2 draw and they will be hoping that they can put a good run of form together and replicate last season with a top ten finish.