Celtic left-back target Romain Perraud looks like he won’t be coming to Glasgow this summer.
The 21-year-old, who had been linked with a move to Parkhead earlier this summer, looks set to stay in his homeland with Brest.
French outlet Le Telegramme reports that Perraud is set to pen a four-year deal with the recently promoted Ligue 1 outfit.
Celtic in a tough situation regarding Perraud
Yesterday, we told you how the Hoops risked missing out on the Frenchman if they didn’t move fast. Now it seems like those fears have been realised as he gets set to leave Nice.
Of course, Neil Lennon may have decided not to pursue Perraud after capturing Boli Bolingoli-Mbombo from Rapid Vienna. The Belgian joins Kieran Tierney as a first-team ready left-back and Lennon may have felt that having three was unnecessary.
Tierney could still move on this summer though which would leave the Hoops with just one recognised left-back. And now it seems that Perraud won’t be on the market to replace the Scotland international.
It does seem like Celtic are stuck between a rock and a hard place on this one. The club are in a state of limbo as the hunt for Tierney rages on. There’s no point in signing someone while Tierney is still at the club, but if he moves on we will certainly have to find a replacement.
Everyone will just be hoping the Tierney saga draws to a close sooner rather than later, whatever the result.