The 2022-2023 Premier League season starts in a week. But, some players do not know if they will stay with their club or not. This is the case of Nicolas Pépé whose situation is unclear at Arsenal.
Will he leave or not? Nicolas Pépé's name has been on everyone's lips for more than 5 months. After touches in Italy, France and England, Pépé is currently announced in Spanish La Liga. FC Sevilla has indeed ticked in its papers. According to Fichajes, the Andalusians are interested in the Elephant. as they need offensive reinforcements before the start of the season. Good timing because Arsenal is ready to sell the player. The most expensive in the history of the Gunners (80 million euros) has not really impacted since his arrival in 2019.
Pépé has played only 80 Premier League matches for only 16 goals scored. Too little in the eyes of his employers who expected him to bring an offensive light in the squad. Especially since the Ivorian was one of the best strikers in the French Ligue 1 at the time.
Pépé, a great financial windfall
Arsenal's quality attacking recruitment with the arrival of Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City or Marquinhos (19 years old) from Sao Paulo means that there is now no room for Pépé. That's why the Gunners are offering the Ivorian and 12 other players. To reduce the plethora of players and recover some cash. Sevilla, which is on this file, certainly has liquidity after the sales of Jules Kounde to Barcelona and Diego Carlos to Aston Villa. The Gunners hope to get between 29 and 35 million euros from this transaction.