Sources: Leeds confident of signing Perraud after 'encouraging talks'
Leeds United are confident of signing Stade Brest defender Romain Perraud this summer, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.
A recruitment source has told Football Insider that Leeds are expecting to seal a deal for the French full-back when the transfer window opens after “encouraging talks”.
Perraud enjoyed an exceptional campaign in Ligue 1 this year, with three goals and seven assists in 36 appearances for a Stade Brest side that narrowly avoided relegation.
He is under contract at the French club until the summer of 2025, having put pen to paper on a two-year contract extension in January.
Leeds have prioritised the signing of a new left-back in the upcoming transfer window with Ezgjan Alioski expected to depart at the end of his contract next month.
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Bielsa was keen for the North Macedonia international to extend his stay at Elland Road and a new contract offer has been on the table for months.
However, it is understood the wide-man has not accepted the offer and will likely leave as a free agent.
A new left-back is expected to be one of numerous additions to Marcelo Bielsa’s squad this summer.
Football Insider understands the club have set their sights on signing a new striker as well as cover for Kalvin Phillips before the start of the 2021-22 campaign.