Sylvain Ripoll names Illan Meslier in latest France U21s squad

Sylvain Ripoll names Illan Meslier in latest France U21s squad

Leeds goalkeeper set to feature at EURO 2023 tournament

With 2023's U21 European Championships fast approaching, France head coach Sylvain Ripoll revealed his 23-man squad on Wednesday afternoon, which includes Leeds United goalkeeper Illan Meslier.

Ahead of the tournament, France will play a friendly against Mexico on Friday 16th June, before flying out to Romania.

The Tricolores will kick off their EURO 2023 campaign with a tough game against Italy on Thursday 22nd June in Cluj-Napoca. They will follow that up with group games against Norway (Sunday 25th June) and Switzerland (Wednesday 28th June).

Meslier made 38 appearances for Leeds United throughout the 2022/23 season, keeping five clean sheets. The French keeper also broke the Premier League record for youngest goalkeeper to reach 100 appearances in the top flight.

The 23 year old will be aiming to add to his 12 caps for France's U21s, his most recent coming in a 0-0 draw with Spain in March.

France U21s Squad:

Stefan Bajic (Valenciennes), Lucas Chevalier (Lille), Illan Meslier (Leeds United), Loic Bade (Seville), Sacha Boey, Bafode Diakite (Lille), Pierre Kalulu (AC Milan), Yasser Larouci (Troyes AC), Castello Lukeba (Lyon), Quentin Merlin (Nantes), Mohamed Simakan (RB Leipzig), Maxence Caqueret (Lyon), Joris Chotard (Montpellier), Manu Kone (Borussia Monchengladbach), Enzo Le Fee (Lorient), Michael Olise (Crystal Palace), Khephren Thuram (Nice), Amine Adli (Bayer Leverkusen), Bradley Barcola (Lyon), Rayan Cherki (Lyon), Amine Gouiri (Rennes), Arnaud Kalimuendo (Rennes), Elye Wahi Sepe (Montpellier)