Premier League side Arsenal has announced the signing of winger Nicolas Pepe from Lille.
Pepe now becomes the club’s record signing in a deal worth around £72m. The 24-year-old’s capture was first widely reported over the weekend, but Arsenal have only now announced the deal after an apparent administrative delay.
The Gunners have beaten Premier League rivals Manchester United as well as Paris Saint Germain and Atletico Madrid to the signature of Ivorian. Pepe has signed a five-year deal with the north London club. Arsenal were keen on Crystal Palace ace Wilfried Zaha but decided to pursue countryman Pepe after the two clubs failed to reach an agreement.
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Nicolas Pepe has today become our club-record signing!— Arsenal (@Arsenal) August 1, 2019
🇨🇮 #PepeIsHere ⚡️