Newcastle linked with January move for Nicolas Pepe
Newcastle are interested in a January move for Nicolas Pepe according to reports this morning.
The 21 year old winger has recently broken into the Ivory Coast senior set-up, having been born in France but his parents having originally come from the Ivory Coast.
Playing for Angers in Ligue 1 this season, Pepe has impressed, with two league goals and a number of assists.
L’Equipe say that Lyon are favourites to sign him but that a number of other clubs have also been watching Nicolas Pepe, with a view to bidding in the upcoming transfer window.
As well as Newcastle United scouting the player, Monaco, Roma, Juventus and Lille are also credited with ongoing interest.
Nicolas Pepe is under contract until June 2019 and L’Equipe report that Angers are looking for around 10m Euros (approx £8.4m), plus bonuses based on his progress.
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