Newcastle United are one of three teams interested in Brest full-back Romain Perraud.

According to L’Equipe, the Magpies are keen on the 23-year-old, who got 10 goal contributions in 2020/21 (three goals, seven assists).

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Romain Perraud (Photo by John Berry/Getty Images)

He’s been at Brest for two years, and has a contract until 2025.

According to GFFN, it’s expected Perraud will fetch at least €10 million (£8.5 million) for the club this summer.

Apparently it’s Southampton who are currently leading the race, which also includes Leeds United.

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Romain Perraud (Photo by Fred TANNEAU / AFP)

The Saints have apparently been in contact with the player since January.

Newcastle potentially have need for a new left-back this summer.

 

Jamal Lewis had a difficult first campaign at St James’ Park, and one wonders if he could be sent out on loan.

Perraud would be a good signing

Perraud is an exciting talent.

10 goal contributions from left-back is impressive going, and clearly suggests he’s a full-back with attacking qualities.

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Romain Perraud (Photo by FRED TANNEAU/AFP via Getty Images)

That could make a him a really good fit at wing-back if Steve Bruce turns to that system again in 2021/22.

It seems like Southampton might make any deal difficult, and so Newcastle may need to act quickly if Perraud is someone they do like the look of.

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