Report suggests Romain Perraud could take pay cut to join Celtic

Celtic fans celebrate their team winning the Scottish Cup during the Scottish Cup Final between Heart of Midlothian FC and Celtic FC at Hampden Park on May 25, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Scottish Premiership champions Celtic are reportedly set to sign two French-based defenders: Toulouse's Christopher Jullien and Paris FC's Perraud.

Romain Perraud of Paris FC during the Ligue 2 match between Paris FC and Gazelec Ajaccio at Stade Charlety on May 17, 2019 in Paris, France.

Celtic’s hopes of signing Romain Perraud were apparently over.

According to the Mail, Hoops boss Neil Lennon flew to France to watch the Paris FC left-back in action but the Scottish Premiership champions appeared to have turned their attention towards alternative targets instead, including Greg Taylor and Boli Mbombo.

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It seemed that Perraud’s wage demands were standing in the way of a potential move to Glasgow.

 

But don’t rule out the idea of the swashbuckling left-back wearing the famous green and white shirt next season.

French publication La Depeche broke the news on Tuesday that Christophe Jullien was on his way to Celtic after they agreed a fee with Ligue 1 outfit Toulouse for the giant centre-back.

The report adds, however, that Jullien is set to be joined in Scotland by none other than the Toulouse-born Perraud. Perhaps the 21-year-old has realised that the opportunity to sign for Celtic, winning domestic titles and playing Champions League football, is worth taking a slight pay cut for.

Romain Perraud of Paris FC celebrates making the play-offs followingthe Ligue 2 match between Paris FC and Gazelec Ajaccio at Stade Charlety on May 17, 2019 in Paris, France.

Perraud is an attack-minded and modern full-back who notched five goals in 32 Ligue 2 games for Paris FC last season.

If he does swap the the French capital for Scotland’s second city, he will provide competition for Kieran Tierney or, if Arsenal get their way, replace him.

Romain Perraud of France in action during the international friendly match between France U20 and USA U20 at Pinatar Arena on March 21, 2018 in Murcia, Spain.

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