Arsenal, Liverpool or Man United? Agent reveals £57 million rated star Pepe in talks to leave Lille this summer
The agent of Nicolas Pepe has told the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United that the £57 million rated winger is in talks to leave Lille at the end of the season.
With the Premier League season coming to a close and the trio’s attention focusing on next season, there has been a lot of transfer speculation in the media over the past few months on whom they will look to try and acquire in the coming transfer window.
And one name that has been mentioned about a possible move to the Premier League is that of Pepe, as the 23-year-old Pepe is among the most highly-rated forwards in Europe and his transfer value is estimated at more than 50 million euros (£57 million).
Pepe has scored 19 goals in 33 appearances in all competitions this season and has been tipped to become one of the most deadly strikers in the game, with Arsenal boss Unai Emery a big fan.
And amid all the transfer speculation surrounding his future with the club, Pepe’s agent, Samir Khiat, says the 23-year-old has yet to decide which club he will join, but now looks certain to leave at the end of the season.
‘We are in discussions with clubs. No decision has been taken,’ Khiat told RTL on Saturday.
‘Today, there are no favourites, be it Bayern Munich or another club. Nicolas will not go just anywhere. We have not decided on which league.’
Pepe is showing great potential and is just the sort of young striker that could develop into something special, if he makes the right career move and the fact the Premier League trio are all seeking a deal, means he will have options.
Pepe is destined for the big time and his £57 million price tag could be a big investment for any club that signs him, it will just be a case of whom offers the club and the player the most, as money talks in football right now.
The Premier League is a big step up, but it is the one that Pepe needs to make if he is to test himself at the very highest level of football.