Nice reportedly target another left-back, could he replace Celtic-linked Romain Perraud?

By Connor Gordon

July 1, 2019

Nice might be lining up a possible replacement for reported Celtic target Romain Perraud.

French site L’Equipe report his club are interested in bringing Toni Lato to the south of France.

The highly rated Valencia defender would potentially walk into the starting XI.

This could potentially force Perraud towards the exit door.

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The Hoops are tracking the Frenchman this summer according to the Sun, with left-back uncertainty surrounding the club.

Celtic are interested in Romain Perraud transfer. (Photo by Romain Lafabregue/Icon Sport via Getty Images)

Kieran Tierney is subject to interest from Arsenal and is the club’s only available left-back after pre-season.

The fans will demand a proper replacement for the highly rated defender. American Andrew Gutman is playing so far in pre-season but the jury is out on him at this early stage.

The Bhoys are in the French market having brought in Christopher Jullien last week.

They can bring in another top defender from Ligue 1 in Perraud.

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Nice will know of Perraud’s uncertain situation and may accept any offers than come in. The player can even push a move when he knows of interested parties.

Celtic can take advantage of the saga in order to get the man they are pursuing.

Hoops a clear pathway to sucess for Frenchmen

The Celts aren’t targeting the French market for the sake of it. It’s a clearly successful avenue that reaps rewards for everyone involved.

The move of Moussa Dembélé to Lyon will have interested many targets.

The Bhoys have Olivier Ntcham, Odsonne Edouard and now Christopher Jullien.

Christopher Jullien is Celtic’s first signing this season. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)

All commanded a big fee and all will potentially depart for a greater price in time.

Playing constantly and winning trophies was unfamiliar territory for a lot of these players.

Additionally, the chance of playing European football and putting themselves in the English market is enticing.

Perraud will just be another successful name that fans will take to in potentially difficult circumstances.