Chelsea have reportedly expressed interest in Illan Meslier and the Frenchman is said to be interested in joining a top-tier club following Leeds’ demotion to the Championship.
Meslier, who has been a key player for Leeds, expressed his desire to join Chelsea only if he is guaranteed the starting position. As the discussions progress, it is yet to be determined whether Chelsea will offer the desired game-time assurances.
During an interview with RMC Sport, Meslier provided clarification regarding his stance on a possible transfer to Chelsea. The 23-year-old expressed his lack of interest in serving as a backup option for any team.
Meslier expressed that he would contemplate the prospect of joining Chelsea football club, provided they are offered the opportunity to serve as the main man between the woodworks. He expressed a strong inclination towards securing consistent playing opportunities, even if it entails signing up with a club that may not be as renowned as Chelsea.
Meslier has exhibited his dependability and promise as a custodian throughout his tenure in the Premier League with Leeds. At the age of 23, he has shown the qualities necessary to evolve into an exceptional goalkeeper with appropriate guidance and exposure.
Considering Edouard Mendy’s recent decline in the hierarchy at Chelsea and his probable move to Saudi Arabia, it is plausible to view Meslier as a suitable candidate for the forthcoming season.
Meslier may find the prospect of working under new manager Mauricio Pochettino appealing, given Pochettino’s reputation for developing young talent, as he strives to reach his full potential.
Although Chelsea’s expressed interest in Meslier is noteworthy, several other Premier League clubs have also been looking to secure his services.
Meslier & where his future lies… is still an unknown territory.
I understand that Meslier harbours aspirations of playing & winning at the top, indicating his confidence in their ability to contend for significant accolades in the forthcoming season.
Given the quality squad and experienced manager available at Chelsea, Meslier may look at this as a chance to make a meaningful contribution towards their resurgence and renewed pursuit of championship titles.
Although will he start over a record fee Kepa? – I am not really sure about that, although if he does – that’ll do wonders to his confidence and to his resume…