Manchester United To Rival Arsenal For £45m Ligue 1 Attacker

Manchester United are eyeing up a move for the most wanted Ligue 1 star, Nicolas Pepe. The Lille winger has attracted interests from a lot of Europea outfits with his performances this season.

He has racked up 21 goals and 12 assists in 39 appearances and is being pursued by both Paris Saint-Germain and Arsenal. Pepe can play in a number of varied attacking positions including the centre-forward post.

This makes him an ideal fit into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s system at the Old Trafford. The Norwegian likes to implement a free-flowing attacking lineup with a lot of pace and quick passing.

Pepe does not lack in any of those departments and he has managed to fine tune his finishing as well. Lille president, Gerard Lopez has already confirmed that the player is subject of interest of various clubs.

PSG are thought to have made contact with their league rivals but United are confident of winning Pepe’s services even without Champions League football.

Their £75m signing from 2017, Romelu Lukaku has failed to meet expectations in United’s 6th place Premier League finish. His future has been cast into doubt with reports constantly linking him with a move away from Old Trafford.

Solskjaer ideally would require a replacement which could very well be the £45m Lille attacker.

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