Not satisfied with having only one winger called Pepé in their squad, Arsenal could now go for the signing of FC Porto starlet Pepê, according to claims from Portugal today.
Newspaper A Bola writes that the Gunners have been following the 26-year-old’s evolution with the Dragons, and could soon go for his signing this summer.
The Porto player is said to be ‘one of the well referenced names’ at Mikel Arteta’s office, as the manager ‘appreciates the winger’s qualities and his capacity of adapting to many positions on the pitch’.
Despite pointing out that Pepê is currently protected by a release clause worth €60m, as well as a contract running until 2026, it isn’t said how much Porto would demand in case of a summer transfer.
And it turns out A Bola isn’t the only newspaper today talking about the winger’s potential future in the Premier League, as Record features a story claiming ‘England calls’ for him.
The outlet, however, doesn’t mention who is involved in this race. All they say is that ‘top clubs’ are ‘preparing offers’ to try to sign him in the summer.
Regarding the price, Record’s information is a little different from A Bola’s. They say the player actually has a release clause worth €70m, with Porto demanding €60m for his sale, and the English clubs valuing him at €40m.
It’s said that in case the Premier League sides don’t get to the numbers asked for the Dragons, then the winger could stay in Portugal for another year.