May 25, 2024

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Leeds United could move for Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher to replace exit-bound Illan Meslier

Leeds United could look to sign Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher on loan if Illan Meslier leaves the club this summer, according to Leeds-Live.

France Under-21 stopper Meslier is expected to leave the club after our relegation to the Championship, having lost his place in the team at the back-end of the 2022/23 season.

But should he leave the club will need to find a replacement, and according to Beren Cross new manager Daniel Farke could use his close relationship with Jurgen Klopp to sign some Liverpool players on loan this summer.

So, as the transfer window begins to draw in, it wouldn’t be a surprise if the Leeds man called on Klopp for a helping hand,” he wrote (5 July).

 

Caoimhin Kelleher needs to make his biggest save yet to protect his future  - SundayWorld.com

“Nat Phillips is known to be one of Leeds’ targets and the relationship that exists between the two might help that one over the line, but there are high quality players at Anfield in need of first-team minutes and Leeds could certainly provide them with that.

“Players like Tyler Morton, who caught the eye with Blackburn Rovers last year, or goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher, depending on what happens with Illan Meslier down the line.”

Excellent

If Farke is going to use his connections to bring players in, then this would be a terrific start to that and a great way to replace Meslier.

The French goalkeeper struggled for much of last season and eventually dropped out of the starting lineup, and an exit now looks inevitable.

 

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But he is still an excellent young goalkeeper, so replacing him with an Irish international and someone who has played at the highest level and under one of the best in the world would be shrewd business.

Kelleher is 24-years-old now and is at that point in his career where he needs to play regularly, so coming to Elland Road with the crowd behind him would be a great base for that.

Promotion could also set him up for a permanent move the following season, or if we fail to do that then give him a platform to earn a move somewhere else instead. It really could be win-win for everyone.

In other Leeds news, Farke keeping “close tabs” on USMNT international for potential loan deal.

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