Brayann Pereira set to sign for AJ Auxerre

According to Loïc Tanzi, French youth prospect Brayann Pereira (19) is set to sign for newly promoted Auxerre, following the end of his contract with Lens. The northern-born right-back is currently in Auxerre to undergo his medical. Should he pass, he is reportedly set to sign a three-year contract with the Ligue 2 playoff winners, with an optional additional year.

The teenager will be keen to make his full Ligue 1 debut with the newcomers, who ended a decade-long absence from the French top flight this summer with a penalty shootout victory over Saint-Étienne. Despite just 16 minutes of Ligue 1 experience with Lens last season, the defender featured mostly with the reserve team in the fourth division of French football.

The right-back has also played a significant role in the French U19 squad over the last year, playing in every game of the recent European Championships, and registering a goal in his opening game against hosts Slovakia, before being knocked out in the semi-finals by Israel.

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