English football club Arsenal finally announce the Signing Of Pepe. Arsenal have broken their transfer record to sign Ivorian winger Nicolas Pepe from Lille.
The 24-year-old signed a five-year contract in north London after the Gunners put the finishing touches on a structured deal that is worth approximately £72million.
That fee – to be paid in instalments with the club’s transfer budget for the current summer standing at £40m – eclipses the £56m that Arsenal paid Borussia Dortmund for striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in January 2018.
Arsenal have beaten several other suitors – most notably Napoli – to the signing of Pepe, who join Lille from Angers in 2017, scoring 37 goals and providing 17 assists in 79 appearances across all competitions.