Lille confirm Manchester United and Arsenal target Nicolas Pepe will move this summer

first_imgAdvertisement Pepe helped Lille secure Champions League qualification this past season (Picture: Getty)‘I hope that he will take good amount of time to think about it, do his research, like he did when he came here and when he decided to stay here (last summer), find the right project.’Although United cannot offer Champions League football, Pepe would be a guaranteed starter – something other interested clubs cannot promise – while Chelsea may be banned from signing players and Bayern could pursue Leroy Sane instead.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Comment Lille confirm Manchester United and Arsenal target Nicolas Pepe will move this summer Only Kylian Mbappe scored more Ligue 1 goals than Pepe this past season (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are also in the hunt for the Ivorian, who was Sven Mislintat’s top recommendation before his departure, though they could be priced out with Lille demanding £70million.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTLiverpool, Chelsea and Bayern Munich have also been credited with interest, and Galtier has urged Pepe to really consider all the offers before making his decision.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityHe told Canal+: ‘Nicolas Pepe will leave. Life’s like that, football’s like that today.‘He is a player of the highest level who will have a big decision to make on the choice of his next club. There will be a battle between the great European teams.center_img Metro Sport ReporterSunday 19 May 2019 5:26 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link760Shares Advertisement The Ivorian will leave Ligue 1 after another excellent campaign (Picture: Getty)Lille manager Christophe Galtier has confirmed that in-demand attacker Nicolas Pepe will leave the club this summer and is weighing up which team to join.The 23-year-old ended a remarkable season with a brace on Saturday night against Angers, bringing his tally for the campaign to 22 goals and 11 assists in just 37 Ligue 1 appearances to help the side finish in second place.Manchester United have reportedly identified Pepe as the man to solve their problematic right wing position and have already approached Lille.last_img

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