Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Football Reporting
Football Reporting

Arsenal

Arsenal struggling to flog £72m flop Nicolas Pepe on permanent transfer with Gunners set to accept LaLiga loan exit


ARSENAL are reportedly struggling to offload club-record signing Nicolas Pepe on a permanent transfer with a loan to Spain on the cards.

The £72million man will be allowed to depart the Emirates this summer after being deemed as surplus to requirements by boss Mikel Arteta.

Nicolas Pepe could depart Arsenal on loan this summer with Mikel Arteta keen to offload him

1

Nicolas Pepe could depart Arsenal on loan this summer with Mikel Arteta keen to offload himCredit: PA

With the Gunners in the market for another winger, the Ivory Coast international will fall further down the pecking order.

SunSport recently stated how the North London outfit fear being stuck with the 27-year-old having had zero interest in the forward.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

And according to PA, Pepe’s £140,000-a-week salary is proving to be a sticking point for potential suitors.

Arsenal are also claimed to be asking for too much money for the 2020 FA Cup winner.

Arsenal dealt Aaron Hickey transfer BLOW, Jesus SPOTTED wearing No 9 shirt
Win a Range Rover Velar from just 89p with the Sun's exclusive discount

Pepe, who still has two years left to run on his contract, is believed to be on the market for £25m.

A loan move is the most likely outcome for the ex-Lille ace, who mustered just one goal and two assists in 20 Premier League games last season.

Reporter Mark Mann-Bryans tweeted: “Arsenal are now openly seeking suitors for club-record signing Nicolas Pepe.

“Given valuation/wages, a loan move away from the club is the most likely outcome.

“Aware that Spain is a possible destination.”

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Speaking earlier this year, Pepe declared that he could leave Arsenal after stating “we will see what happens” in the summer.

He also remarked: “When a team is winning it is hard for a coach to make changes.

“Mikel has explained that to me and I know I have to work hard in training to get more playing time.

“The coach knows what I think and how hard I am working. It is also about communication.

“Sometimes it is not easy to communicate with the language barrier. It has been a tough season for me.”





Source link

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You May Also Like