Speaking to L’Équipe, 21-year-old left-sided player Romain Perraud has stated that he wants to leave OGC Nice this summer.
“I am under contract. I respect people, but this season, I did not receive a single call from then when was I performing very well. I am not even speaking about a contract extension offer, just to have a catch-up with me. This is a difficult situation and I hope that it will decant very quickly… I have no news from the current representatives but Nice have missed the boat with me. I want a new challenge.”
Perraud is under contract until 2021 and has received a proposal from newly-promoted side Brest. Celtic have also made enquiries. Around a dozen clubs have also made approaches to the player’s entourage.
The problem in terms of moving discussions forward is that OGC Nice haven’t even set an asking price for the Frenchman, as everything is suspended waiting for Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s purchase of the club to go through. On top of that, Patrick Vieira wants a player in Perraud’s position, and that’s why many on the current OGC Nice board want to convince Perraud to stay.