Premier League: Newly-promoted Leeds sign GK Meslier to permanent deal

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Leeds United have signed goalkeeper Illan Meslier from French club Lorient on a permanent deal after a loan spell at Elland Road, the second-tier Championship winners said on Thursday.

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The 20-year-old has signed a three-year deal with Leeds, having kept seven clean sheets in 10 league games as Marcelo Bielsa's side ended a 16-year wait to secure a return to the Premier League.

"It's unbelievable, we are in the Premier League and today I've signed for Leeds United permanently, so I am very happy," Meslier told the club website.

"My objective when I arrived was to stay here, Leeds is perfect, the supporters, club and stadium, along with the team is unbelievable, so I always wanted to stay."

Frenchman Meslier took over as first-choice goalkeeper at Leeds when Kiko Casilla was banned for eight matches for racist abuse in February.

He is Leeds's second new signing after Portuguese winger Helder Costa's loan move was also made permanent.

Meanwhile, second-tier Huddersfield Town announced they have appointed Leeds assistant coach Carlos Corberan as their manager.

The 37-year-old Spaniard spent three years at Elland Road as Leeds Under-23 coach and a member of Bielsa's backroom staff.

Corberan replaced English manager Danny Cowley who was sacked by Huddersfield last week after a 2-1 win over second-placed West Bromwich Albion, which confirmed their place in next season's Championship.

Corberan, 37, previously worked under Manuel Pellegrini and Unai Emery at Spanish club Valencia.

"Carlos was our ideal candidate for our new head coach from the outset, as his idea of football is completely aligned with ours," Leigh Bromby, Huddersfield's head of football operations, said in a club statement.

"After two difficult seasons, we have put a lot of thought and work into what we want to be and how we operate moving forward."

Huddersfield finished 18th in the Championship on 51 points under interim manager Danny Schofield, who took charge for their 4-1 defeat by Millwall in the final game of the season.