Former Leeds United player turned popular football pundit Danny Mills has sent a transfer warning to Marcelo Bielsa regarding a potential move for Bournemouth star Aaron Ramsdale in the summer transfer window.
Mills has suggested that Bielsa needs to be careful before launching a bid for Ramsdale as he feels that Illan Meslier could develop into a solid Premier League goalkeeper.
According to reports from the Express, Leeds are set to make their move for Ramsdale at the end of the season if they secure promotion to the Premier League. Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea are also interested in signing the England Under-21 international.
“I think a move is dependent on how Meslier fares for the rest of the season,” Mills told Football Insider.
“There will be plans in place for every eventuality. Ramsdale has impressed but it is difficult for Leeds to make a judgement on a goalkeeper they are not seeing in training.
“Goalkeepers make four or five saves in a game and it is not a great deal.
“It is difficult to see how good they really are when all you see is glimpses. A great save is not a great goalkeeper.
“Leeds have to be careful. If you go into the Premier League is he going to want to come to Leeds and not be the guaranteed number one?”
Meslier has impressed heavily for Leeds in the absence of Kiko Casilla who is currently suspended. The former Real Madrid goalkeeper is serving a lengthy eight-game ban, and in his absence, Meslier has done incredibly well for the club.
Earlier this month, French publication L’Equipe, Leeds United have made a decision on goalkeeper Meslier. The Whites are set to sanction a €5.5million (£5million) summer deal for the young goalkeeper.
Meslier joined Leeds on loan from Lorient. There was a clause in the contract that Leeds will have to sign him permanently if they secure promotion to the Premier League.
Leeds United find themselves at the top of the Championship table, one point above West Bromwich Albion.