Manchester United hold talks with Nicolas Pepe

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Manchester United Transfers- Nicolas Pepe is a 24-year-old winger who plays for the club Lille in Ligue 1 and the Ivory Coast in International Games. The Ivorian winger finished second in the league in terms of the number of goals scored just behind Kylian Mbappe for the 2018/19 season. Mbappe scored 33 goals whereas Pepe scored 22 goals. It has to be taken into consideration that Pepe plays as a winger and not as a striker.

He has also been a part of the Team of the Season for the last 2 seasons. Apart from the goals, Pepe also provided 17 assists this season. His impressive performance of this season has a lot of clubs looking into him in the transfer market with Manchester United being the most interested.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the current Manchester United manager is a fan of the Ivorian midfielder and is desperate to add his quality to the squad. Manchester United is also chasing Sporting Lisbon midfielder, Bruno Fernandes. Lille is asking £70 million for the 24-year-old without any add ons. Manchester United is said to match their price, with several clubs like Juventus, PSG, Arsenal, Liverpool who are also interested in the Lisbon midfielder. Hence, United wants to sweep Pepe as soon as possible. Nicolas Pepe still has 3 years left in his contract but Lille’s president has openly told the media that they are willing to sell Pepe as to reinvest the funds gained by his transfer into the team.

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Manchester United Transfers

Manchester United Transfers

A move to Manchester United will be beneficial for Pepe provided, he gets game time as he will be able to prove himself in a much more competitive league. He will also be able to learn the ropes from Anthony Martial and the others and further his skills. United is a better platform than Lille and he will get a shot at winning several titles with the Red Devils if the move happens. Manchester United is looking to sell the Belgian forward, Romelu Lukaku so as to create space in the squad and get some funds that they will be able to reuse for future signings.

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