Manchester United are on the brink of finalizing a deal for Lille winger Nicholas Pepe in a 72.5£ million deal. The Red Devils are understood to be in deep talks with the French club for the 24-year-old Ivory Coast international.
In the next hours Manchester United will make official the signings of Sean Longstaff (28£ million) and Nicolas Pépé (72.5£ million). pic.twitter.com/UUTQIQvpCO
— Tribune Sports Tabloid (@TabloidTribune) July 24, 2019
The left-footed winger scored 23 goals and got 12 assists s Lille finished second in Ligue 1 to eventual winners Paris Saint Germain.
— Man Utd source (@DirectWinger) July 23, 2019
Manchester United have so far only confirmed 2 signings this summer, Daniel James from Swansea and Aaron Wan Bissaka from Crystal Palace.
However, despite the imminent signing of Pepe, some Manchester United fans were not impressed by the winger’s performances for Ivory Coast in the just concluded Africa Cup Of Nations tournament.
Some are however desperate to see him at Old Trafford.
After those deals are Completed, We need a perfect RW like Nicholas Pepe cos we ain't got that type of player now
— David Aladesunkanmi (@Young_Madiba) July 24, 2019
Nicholas Pepe… some people seem to have never watched him before, he's got skills , very creative player and he'd something special to that United team
— D.M.E.Junior 🇿🇦🇳🇬🇿🇼 (@DMEJunior1) July 24, 2019
Ole Gunnar’s side finished 6th last season and will be playing in the Europa League next season. The Red Devils will are in their pre-season activities where they face off with fellow Premier League side Tottenham Hotspurs on Thursday from 2 pm Kenyan time.