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Joe Wainman certain Illan Meslier will seal big-money switch and become France no.1

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Former All Leeds TV presenter Joe Wainman is adamant Illan Meslier will go on to become France’s first-choice goalkeeper and seal a big-money move from Leeds United.

Meslier joined the on a permanent deal from French side Lorient last summer, having played a pivotal role as Leeds returned to the Premier for the first time in 16 years.

The highly-rated 21-year-old went on to make 35 top flight appearances and keep 11 clean sheets as Leeds comfortably staved off an immediate return to the Championship.

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Meslier has revealed his move to Elland Road was only made possible after turning down a switch to Premier rivals Chelsea 12 months earlier.

The goalkeeper’s performances have clearly been catching the eye as Leeds rejected an approach from French giants Saint-Germain earlier this summer.

But JustJoe Football Show presenter Wainman believes it is only a matter of time before Meslier joins a club and breaks into the France squad.

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He told TIF: “Meslier, for me, is a great goalkeeper and is France’s future number one.

“We know that PSG have looked at him in the past, as did Chelsea when he was at Lorient. I do see a time when Meslier moves on for a hefty price.”

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