Lille president confirms summer departure for Barca target Pepe
- Nicolas Pepe has long been a target for Barcelona.
- Gerard Lopez has confirmed the winger will certainly leave the club this summer.
“Four or five players will be leaving this summer. The departure of Nicolas Pepe is certain,” Lopez told Telefoot. “He enters a price range that can not be refused any more. He will have the choice.”
The right-winger is enduring a breakthrough season at LOSC Lille who currently sit in the second place in the Ligue 1 and have all but secured the Champions League football for the next term.
Nicolas Pépé (23) vs PSG, game by numbers:— Football Scouts (@FootbaII_Scouts) April 14, 2019
⚽️ 1 Goal
🎯 1 Shot on target
🅰️ 2 Assists
✔ 26 (81%) Accurate passes
🔑 3 Key passes
🎯4 (3) Crosses (acc.)
🎯4 (3) Long balls (acc.)
⚡5 (3) Dribble attempts (succ.)
🔥13 (7) Duels (won)
One of the hottest prospects in the world. pic.twitter.com/Rz4UTiKFL3
The Ivorian's current deal with Lille runs out in 2022, therefore, Barca and other European giants would have to spend around €80 to scoop him from Stade Pierre-Mauroy.
'We'd love to keep him but at €80m, we could sell,'' said the club's sporting director Luis Campos earlier.