Nicolas Pepe smashed Arsenal’s transfer record to get him from Lille in 2019, but he’s ready to leave following a dismal experience under Mikel Arteta.
Unfit Arsenal Nice wants to loan Nicolas Pepe for the season.
Former Arsenal player Aaron Ramsey is among PSG’s latest signings. Kasper Schmeichel also joined under returning boss Lucien Favre.
Three years after his club-record move to north London, Pepe might be next. The player’s agent was at Nice’s game against Strasbourg on Sunday, when Favre’s squad drew its second league game.
Louis Ferrer, Pepe’s agent, posted a shot from Sunday’s game in Nice. In Nice, he met Carlos Bianchi, the famed Argentine coach.
Foot Mercato reports that Pepe’s agent is interested in a season-long loan to Nice. Edinson Cavani is a target for Nice after leaving Manchester United.
Pepe joined Arsenal from Lille in 2019 for £72m. He made just 20 league appearances last season and has been an unused substitute in both Premier League games this season.
If Pepe leaves, Arsenal’s summer of change will continue. Lucas Torreira joined Galatasaray, and Matteo Guendouzi joined Marseille after excelling on loan.
Bernd Leno left Arsenal for Fulham after four seasons. The German goalkeeper joined Fulham after losing his starting spot at Arsenal. He thanked Arsenal’s supporters, colleagues, and staff.
Pepe wanted to turn around his Arsenal career in July “Summer was busy. Change much. I’m focused on Arsenal and my squad.”
After a slow start to the season, he looks ready to return to his old form. Pepe scored 35 Ligue 1 goals for Lille, averaging one every other game, as Lille finished second behind PSG.