Leeds, Southampton and Newcastle keen on Romain Perraud


Leeds United, Southampton and Newcastle United are interested in signing Brest defender Romain Perraud.

According to L’Equipe (via GFFN), Southampton are leading the chase to sign the 23-year-old who could cost around €15 million.

The defender has a contract with the French outfit until 2025, and his suitors will have to pay the asking price if they want to sign him this summer.

Southampton need to sign a quality replacement for Ryan Bertrand, and Perraud certainly fits the bill.

Leeds could definitely use a quality left-back signing, especially with Ezgjan Alioski set to leave the club when his contract expires later this summer.

Newcastle have been using Matt Ritchie and Paul Dummett as their first-choice left-back, and Perraud would be an upgrade on them.

However, his arrival could affect Jamal Lewis’ development, who was signed from Norwich City last summer. The youngster struggled for game time this past season.

The €15m asking price seems reasonable for a player who has picked up three goals and seven assists in the French league this past season.

He has the potential to develop into a top-class player and would be an excellent acquisition for any of the clubs he has been linked with.

Read: 26-year-old on his way to Leeds this summer.

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