Southampton reportedly offer deal to Jeremy Pied, he's already worked with Puel twice

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Southampton have reportedly made an offer to Jeremy Pied.

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According to the Daily Mail, Southampton have made an offer to Frenchman Jeremy Pied, who is out of contract this summer.

The Saints moved to appoint Claude Puel as their new manager at the end of last month, with the Frenchman replacing Ronald Koeman following his move to Everton.

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Southampton had already signed winger Nathan Redmond before Puel's appointment, but now the new boss will be assessing his squad, and looking to make moves in the transfer market.

Now, the Daily Mail report that Puel has set his sights on versatile Frenchman Jeremy Pied, with yet another reunion seemingly in the pipeline.

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Pied, 27, was handed his Lyon debut by Puel back in 2010 as he came up through the ranks to become a first-team player, and when Puel took over at Nice in 2012, Pied followed him.

A versatile player who can feature at right back or on the right of midfield, Pied started 33 league games for Nice as he was again a key player for Puel - and having worked together twice already, a third spell together could be appealing.

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Pied is out of contract this summer and looks set to move on as a free agent, and whilst Sunderland and West Ham are allegedly keen, Southampton are believed to have make Pied an offer to reunite with Puel yet again.

That should swing the deal in Southampton's favour, but it's unclear just where he'd play. The Saints already have two right backs in Cedric Soares and Cuco Martina, whilst new signing Redmond has presumably been brought in to play on the right of midfield.

Regardless, Pied offers versatility and experience of playing under Puel - and on a free transfer, it's a deal which makes some sense for the new Southampton manager.

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