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Leeds United are no longer trying to sign Stade Brest left-back Romain Perraud, according to reliable reporter David Anderson of The Mirror.
The Lowdown: Whites were expected to seal a deal
The Whites were linked with a summer move for Perraud way back in January. The left-back, who can also play as a left midfielder, starred in Ligue 1 last season.
He netted three times and registered seven assists and was named in the Ligue 1 Team of the Season by publication France Football.
Football Insider claimed on Tuesday morning that Leeds are expecting to seal a deal for the French full-back after holding ‘encouraging talks’.
Source reveals 'encouraging' Leeds talks for defender with as many goal contributions as Dallas
Leeds United are reportedly confident of signing Stade Brest defender Romain Perraud this summer, as they look to bring in a new left-back. The Lowdown: New left-back required Marcelo Bielsa will likely be eyeing up a number of new signing in the coming months, but left-back is an area that definitely requires an addition. With […]Marcelo Bielsa will likely be eyeing up a number of new signing in the coming months, but left-back is an area that definitely requires an addition.
However, Anderson claims there has been a pretty huge twist in the ordeal.
The Latest: Anderson’s post
Anderson took to Twitter on Tuesday lunchtime, just hours after the reported positive development with Perraud.
He had some bad news for those Whites supporters wanting the club to sign Udinese midfielder Rodrigo de Paul and Perraud, saying:
“Just a word on Rodrigo De Paul. Leeds did make an enquiry last summer, but were not prepared to pay Udinese’s asking price and moved on. He is not a target this summer. I am also hearing that Leeds are no longer trying to sign Brest’s left-back Romain Perraud.”
The Verdict: Fans should trust Orta
In our opinion, Leeds supporters should place their trust in director of football Victor Orta when it comes to transfer dealings.
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Former England international Gabriel Agbonlahor believes Romain Perraud would be an excellent signing for Leeds United this summer. The Lowdown: Perraud linked with Leeds move Left-back is an area of the pitch that the Whites need to address in the coming months, with Ezgjan Alioski’s time at Elland Read coming to an end. Leeds have […]Left-back is an area of the pitch that the Whites need to address in the coming months, with Ezgjan Alioski’s time at Elland Read coming to an end.
Orta and Marcelo Bielsa got all incoming deals during the 2020/21 campaign spot on, with the likes of Raphinha, Diego Llorente, Rodrigo and Robin Koch all impressing.
A permanent deal for Illan Meslier has proven a steal and managing to negotiate another loan deal for Jack Harrison worked out extremely well.
So, should the Whites no longer hold an interest in Perraud, you’d expect that means they have another left-back catching their eye.
Stuttgart’s Borna Sosa is another left-back who has recently been linked with an Elland Road switch, so could he be the man to bolster Bielsa’s full-back ranks? Only time will tell, but Orta has proven that fans can have trust in his decisions.
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