Illan Meslier has signed a new five-year contract with Leeds United keeping him at the club until 2026. The club confirmed this on their official website

The 21-year-old who kept 11 clean sheets for the Whites last season in the Premier League was excited to have commit his future to Leeds.

He said:

“I’m so proud, I’m very happy to sign a new deal with Leeds, a big club, so it was natural to sign and I have no doubts.

“I have the chance to play in the Premier League at 21, which is not a given for everyone and I feel very happy to play every weekend against big teams.

“Last season I discovered the Premier League, I was young for a goalkeeper, so this season I have to confirm the challenge and take the opportunity the club has given me.

“I will give the maximum of myself and keep working every day with the goalkeeper coaches, it’s an important season for me and the rest of the team too.

“We work hard every day with Marcelo to try and get the best out of ourselves, we were not surprised to finish ninth last season, but we know this season will be difficult because the teams know us now, so we have to work more to try and have another good season.

“This club is unbelievable, the stadium is full all of the time and you feel the atmosphere of the fans and we play football everybody likes.

“I can’t wait to play in the Premier League with Elland Road full.”

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