As per the media reports, Liverpool has entered into talks to sign Nicolas Pepe and fans are very much excited to see the Ivorian at the Anfield this summer.
Duncan Castles told the Transfer Window podcast: “From what I’ve been told, Liverpool have been in contact with Pepe’s agent to discuss a deal, his interest in coming and what it would cost to enter. Lille is aware of this and is waiting for a bid.”
“Manchester United have enquired directly to Lille about what the transfer fee would be. PSG also have an interest in Pepe. Lille have been very clear he’s available for sale, and the asking price is €80m (£70m). They would love to have a bid come in from Liverpool and United to get an auction going.”
Liverpool’s bid for Pepe indicates that the Premier League runners up are keen to add more quality players to their squad as they missed out the league title just by a point to Manchester City.
The Ivorian international had a great season for his club and directly contributed to 34 goals in 40 games and has drawn the attention of the big clubs.
Liverpool fans are very much excited to hear the news and couldn’t resist themselves from expressing their views on Twitter.
We have compiled some of the best Tweets for you.
Here is how fans have reacted to the suggestion that the Reds have opened talks with his agent.
Yes important to have class on the bench like Man City
— David Scott (@Dscott11D) May 30, 2019
Yes, this will give the front 3, Salah in particular, huge competition and pressure to perform.
— Michael (@micahm94) May 30, 2019
He will look great on our Bench
— . (@Tom_watson8) May 30, 2019
💥 💥 💥 boom!
— Ste (@hawki100) May 30, 2019
Liverpool are favourites to sign Nicholas Pepe who will 100% leave Lille. He can play Right Wing/Striker and also has 23 goals and 12 assists in 41 games. Liverpool have contacted the players agent. I think we should sign him without any doubts, He could cost around 60m.
— Kizzster (@Kizzster) May 30, 2019
80M and go Liverpool verry good team
— squedman T.A.I (@lostrogo59) May 29, 2019
Nicolas Pepe would be a great signing for Liverpool if the deal finally comes on the table and would be a massive boost to their attack with the likes of Sadio Mane, Mo Salah already in the team.
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