£13m fee mooted for Leeds-linked Romain Faivre
Leeds United will have to pay at least £13million if they want to sign Ligue 1 sensation Romain Faivre, according to Le Parisien.
The French outlet claims the Whites are among a clutch of European clubs, including AC Milan and Borussia Dortmund, who have expressed concrete interest in the Brest winger who has scored six goals and registered five assists in 34 league outings this season.
However French giants PSG are said to be leading the race for the 22-year-old’s signature, who will cost between £13-17.3million.
The French Under-21 international has a “special affection” for the capital club, and would welcome a move there.
Discussions between PSG and Brest are expected to accelerate after his Brest side welcome PSG on the last matchday of the season on May 23.
Raphinha and Jack Harrison have been starring on the Whites wings this season but behind them competition is pretty scarce.
Helder Costa has been the favoured replacement for the pair but he has hugely underwhelmed this season, scoring just three goals, and he is now out for the rest of the season through injury.
He might have played his last Leeds game as the club look to reinforce ahead of next season.
We’re surely scouring the market for the new Raphinha this summer, someone who can do the unexpected and grab a game by the scruff of the neck.
Faivre could do just that, with a series of impressive displays for Brest this season.
Such from has prompted widespread praise from the French media, with Le10Sport labelling him as a “revelation” in January.
A deal could be complicated by reports of major interest by PSG, however.
The mega-rich club will be able to offer all the money in the world, but he would have to battle the likes of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Angel Di Maria for a spot in their star-studded XI, whereas Leeds might be able to offer him a more straightforward route to regular first-team action.
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