Lots of Manchester United fans have taken to Twitter to react after The Times reported that the club have progressed in negotiations with Lille over the transfer of Nicolas Pepe.
The Ivory Coast international starred for Lille last term as they finished runners-up in Ligue 1 behind Paris Saint-Germain, scoring 22 goals and recording 11 assists in the process.
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The 6 foot forward is also of interest to other Premier League sides in Everton, Liverpool and Arsenal, although United appear to be the ones making the most progress in negotiations.
The move is said to be dependent on whether the Red Devils can offload Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan – the Italians are yet to meet United’s asking price for the Belgium international.
Pepe flopped at the Africa Cup of Nations this summer with no goals or assists in three outings, but his form from last season means he is amongst Europe’s hottest properties in the market right now.
Let’s see what the United fans on Twitter have been saying about the news…
— UnitedFans Ghana (@Ghana_United) July 21, 2019
Nicolas Pepe no doubt has great pace, and scored a good amount of goals last season.
But honestly think Sancho is miles ahead of him I’m a lot of departments. Think Pepe would frustrate a lot of fans. #MUFC
— Jamie Ricketts (@ricketts_jr) July 21, 2019
Nicolas Pepe from Lille is overrated at 70m. Ziyech is a cheaper option and a better player proven in the champions league. #MUFC
— Samir (@samirooney) July 21, 2019
Not promising at the AF cup of Nations, Ziyech is better
— Sai (@Sai63215463) July 21, 2019
Im happy with that if true just sign Maguire and Bruno and when Lukaku is sold we buy pepe..RW In,CB in and CM in…All problem positions solved
— SBhimz7 (@bhimz7) July 21, 2019
Pepe looks class but we have a far bigger need at CM and CB. Greenwood looks quality on the right wing.
— Paul Haydon (@paul_haydon79) July 21, 2019
Would be a good signing but we still need cb and 2 center mids
— Spondon Kashyap (@KashyapSpondon) July 21, 2019
I want Pepe but I also don’t want to miss out on sancho next season and if we get Pepe it’s a end of that possibility #mufc
— Nick Warren (@Nickwazwarren) July 21, 2019