Manchester United advance in Nicolas Pepe talks with Lille, fans react

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…

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