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Illan Meslier 

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19 year old 6ft6 French Youth international goalkeeper.

Played 2 games at the U20 World Cup.

Has played at other youth levels.

Played some games for the Lorient first team and been linked with Chelsea in the past.

However the loan has no option to buy.

Little bit odd tbh.

But all being well welcome :)
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Confirmed.

L'Equipe reporting an option to buy included in the deal. :)

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Cjay wrote: Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:38 pm 19 year old 6ft6 French Youth international goalkeeper.

Played 2 games at the U20 World Cup.

Has played at other youth levels.

Played some games for the Lorient first team and been linked with Chelsea in the past.

However the loan has no option to buy.

Little bit odd tbh.

But all being well welcome :)
I just read that there is an option to buy. Not sure how much credit to give it though.
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R/O/B doing cracking work in this window..
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Safe pair of hands, impressed with keeping and distribution last night.

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won't happen but i'd start him over casilla next game

much better distribution and not such a psycho in coming out for crosses/corners
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looks very composed and certainly can ping a ball.
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Pardon my language but
Thats f**king ridiculous
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What a debut

Passed the ball like a top midfielder


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1964white wrote: Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:44 pm What a debut

Passed the ball like a top midfielder



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barryanorak wrote: Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:12 pm If Nelson hadn't shinned his strike, he'd have saved that one too...
He certainly would :tup:

At least we can claim the gooners needed a scrappy goal to beat us
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Biggest credit can pay him is he hasnt looked out of place.

Lots of pressure for those young shoulders and he hasnt buckled.

Credit to him.
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Cjay wrote: Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:15 pm Biggest credit can pay him is he hasnt looked out of place.

Lots of pressure for those young shoulders and he hasnt buckled.

Credit to him.
Pleased for Illan today
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Cjay wrote: Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:15 pm Biggest credit can pay him is he hasnt looked out of place.

Lots of pressure for those young shoulders and he hasnt buckled.

Credit to him.
Amazing to think he is only 20. Is he the youngest goalie in the Championship? Full of praise for the way he has handled the big occasions. Seems to about his work with minimal fuss, unlike Casillas.
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We're a different Team with him at the back. Imagine how nervous we'd have been with kiko in, not to mention how many mistakes he would have made.

I'm a massive fan of this lad.
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Can't help but think we'd already be up if he'd got a chance when Kiko was flapping all over the place in Dec-Feb.
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Leeds1000 wrote: Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:42 pm Amazing to think he is only 20. Is he the youngest goalie in the Championship? Full of praise for the way he has handled the big occasions. Seems to about his work with minimal fuss, unlike Casillas.
Elite French mentality.
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Kiko's ban is over now. Please don't do anything stupid Marcelo! :shock:
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SG90 wrote:Kiko's ban is over now. Please don't do anything stupid Marcelo! :shock:
Thought kiko was only available for Charlton ?

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BGwhite wrote: Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:32 pm Thought kiko was only available for Charlton ?

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