As per latest reports by Mirror, Arsenal are keeping close tabs on Lille’s winger Nicolas Pepe. Apart from the Gunners, Barcelona and Sevilla are also believed to have been alerted by Pepe endeavours in Ligue 1. Further, Everton are also monitoring him closely.
Pepe has a price tag of £30m slapped on his collar by his current employers. During the summer transfer window, Lyon reportedly tabled a bid of £26m to lure him into their ranks. However, his move to Lyon didn’t materialise after Lille rejected the amount they were offered.
The Ivory Coast international plundered 13 goals and also garnered 4 assists in 36 Ligue 1 appearances last term. He has continued with his rich vein of form this season as well as he has already found the back of the net on 5 occasions along with 3 assists in 8 league appearances.
There is no denying that Pepe is one of the hottest properties in the game at the moment. He has raw pace in his legs, is clinical and has the tendency to create chances for his teammates. Owing to his calibre, the 23-year-old will be a shrewd signing for Unai Emery’s side.