Liverpool fans told ‘Klopp has spoken to Lille’ about £57 million transfer deal
Liverpool have spoken with Lille about signing winger Nicolas Pepe, according to RMC sport journalist Mohamed Bouhafsi.
Pepe has become one of the most sought after strikers in the game and has been linked with a mega money move to the Premier League with Arsenal boss Unai Emery keen on a deal.
Despite having one of the best attacks in the game, Emery feels that he needs to keep on improving the attack side of the game to challenge for the Premier League and Champions League titles.
However, Jurgen Klopp is eager to bring the 23-year-old to Anfield this summer in a deal worth around £71 million and in an interview with Get French Football News – Bouhafsi has confirmed the interest of Jurgen Klopp’s side.
“I can say is that there are very concrete discussions with Liverpool. Discussions that are not even denied by Lille, at Lille they don’t deny the very concrete interest and discussions from and with Liverpool,” Bouhafsi said.
“I know that Jurgen Klopp adores Nicolas Pepe’s profile, he brings a lot of speed and he is made to play in England, with quick transitions and an exceptional ability to counter-attack. Discussions have been had with Liverpool, who have a very profound interest.
Klopp knows what he needs to improve the squad and will already have his transfer targets lined up if they win the Champions League title at the end of the month.
And although the Liverpool attack already has goals galore in the side, adding an exciting young striker like Pepe would be a great addition to the Reds side.
He has time to develop and is able to play across the front-line, which is just the type of attacker that Klopp likes to have in his squad.
So if they can land Pepe this summer, along with a new midfielder and defender, then Liverpool will surely be favourites to land the Premier League title next season.
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