Loads of Manchester United fans are going mad on Twitter for Nicolas Pepe’s latest goal for Lille. Watch the goal video below as Pepe cuts inside onto his left foot before producing a superb low and powerful finish into the corner. The Daily Mirror recently linked the £45million-rated Ivory Coast international with Man Utd ahead of the summer, and it’s clear he’d be a big upgrade on the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Anthony Martial.
So it’s unsurprising to see these pretty desperate United fans now increasingly eager to see Ed Woodward get his chequebook out for Pepe this summer, with some even saying they’d prefer him to Jadon Sancho, linked with MUFC by the Evening Standard and others.
Please Ed Woodward, please https://t.co/UOpZUDY1Mn
— ً (@UtdMatt_) May 18, 2019
Manchester United have held talks with Lille directors over a potential transfer deal for Nicolas Pepe, according to Duncan Castles.Manchester United are set for a busy summer as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to the transfer window to overhaul his squad.
Pepe just did this for Lille. United sign him up? #MUFC pic.twitter.com/oR6jNrsPp7
— United Related (@UnitedsRelated) May 18, 2019
The 46-year-old is well aware that his side are currently not good enough, after a nightmare Premier League campaign that saw them miss out on the top four and finish a huge 32 points behind Manchester City at the summit. Pepe has been backed to move to Manchester United amid their need for attacking stardust, with the club’s current forwards not up to scratch.
And, now, journalist Duncan Castles has claimed the Red Devils enquired to Lille directors about the forward. However, they are yet to take any action with Pepe also linked with the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool. “One of the clubs interested in Pepe that have expressed an interest to Lille is Manchester United,” he told The Transfer Window podcast.
“I’m told that last week a phone call went in to one of the Lille directors to enquire about the cost of a transfer for Pepe, who’s been outstanding in the French division this year, scoring goals and creating goals with a great deal of pace, actually a very good fit to what Manchester United would need on the right wing, to ask whether he would be available for sale. “So Manchester United have shown their hand there. They’ve not gone any further. “I’m told there’s been no bid and there’s been no further contact with Lille since that enquiry.