Gooners, it’s time to look busy.
Nicolas Pepe is on the verge of a move to north London in what would be the biggest transfer of the summer so far.
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The winger burst onto the scene after a breakout campaign for Lille in which they finished second in Ligue 1 behind PSG.
Pepe netted 22 goals and provided 11 assists in 38 games in all competitions and had been linked with a move to one of Europe’s top clubs all summer.
Arsenal seem to have stolen a march on the chasing pack after agreeing a fee in the region of £70m for the Ivorian – pipping Napoli to the post and smashing their club-record transfer fee in the process.
Pepe will inevitably become a favourite of Dream Team gaffers, with players who can provide goals and assists from midfield invaluable when it comes to picking a team.
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The 24-year-old scored nine times from the spot last season and following the introduction of VAR into the Premier League, more penalties are expected this season and Pepe will no doubt be at the front of the queue to take them for the Gunners.
Pepe’s price on Dream Team is still yet to be confirmed, however the Ivorian will likely cost you around £3.5m – the same price as Mesut Ozil.
We would advise holding off from picking Pepe at the start of the season as he’s unlikely to feature in Arsenal’s opening games after his involvement in the AFCON with Ivory Coast.
We all remember how Eden Hazard cut his teeth at Lille before going on to become a revelation in the Premier League.
However, Arsenal fans won’t need reminding that the French side is also where they signed Gervinho from back in 2011.
The less said about that deal, the better.
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