Lille has announced the historic transfer of Nicolas Pepe to Arsenal! "Will be done in the next 24 hours"
Lille President Gerard Lopez has announced that Nicolas Pepe's transfer to Arsenal will take place within the next 24 hours. The French will receive a record amount for the club, 80 million euros.
"It is the player who made the decision. I think the official transfer will be announced within the next 24 hours. The amount is 80 million euros. Following discussions with Nico and his agents, things focused on two more important projects, ”said Lille's president.
The 24-year-old forward's transfer is a historic one for Lille. It is more than twice the size of Eden Hazard, who went to Chelsea in 2012 for 35 million euros.
At 24, Pepe is a great future player, only last season scoring 23 goals for Lille. However, given the fact that 80 million euros will be paid for him, the fans are not satisfied at all. That's because Arsenal seem to already have a top attack, with Aubameyang and Lacazette. It would have been more useful, according to the supporters of the "tuners", Zaha, who not only cost less, but has already confirmed in the Premier League: he has a rich experience, with over 200 matches in the first English league.
The main contentment of the supporters, however, is related to the fact that Unai Emery prefers to strengthen the offense, given that the defense is in the zone. Bellerin comes after a long injury, on the left Kolasinac has big problems on the defensive phase, and Koscielny refused to go to the US tour, wanting to leave.
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