Arsenal excites fans as they agree to buy Lille winger Nicolas Pepe for €80 million

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Fans of Arsenal football club have been left excited with the English side set to make a statement signing after reportedly agreeing to buy Lille winger Nicolas Pepe for €80 million.

According to BBC Sport, the Gunners will pay in instalments and an agreement over a five-year deal is expected to be reached in the next 48 hours between Arsenal and Pepe’s representatives.

This comes after the Ivorian winger met with Napoli during the week with the Serie A club leading the race to secure his signature amid significant interests. But their proposal has been rejected by Pepe’s agent, who is pushing for a move to the Gunners.

Nicolas Pepe, who signed for Lille from Angers in 2017, has scored 35 goals in 74 appearances.

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