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[Graphic News] Arsenal signs Nicolas Pepe for record fee

By Nam Kyung-don
  • Published : Aug 13, 2019 - 18:04
  • Updated : Aug 13, 2019 - 18:04





Arsenal announced the signing of winger Nicolas Pepe from French side Lille in early August for a club-record fee reported to be 80 million euros ($87 million).

The deal for the 24-year-old Ivory Coast international eclipses the 63.8 million euros spent on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in January 2018 as the Gunners add another attacking option to their ranks.

Pepe becomes the most expensive African player ever and the joint-fourth most expensive signing in Premier League history, after Manchester United pair Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku and Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk. (AFP)