Nicolas Pepe spent a long time being linked with a move to Newcastle United and a few other Premier League clubs, but the potential transfer didn’t go anywhere.
This was when Pepe was playing for Angers, ahead of his summer 2017 move to Lille. Despite signing a five year contract a year ago, it’s possible the attacker could soon be leaving his Ligue 1 club.
France Football report, according to their own information, that Leicester City have made some sort of approach for the player. The French publication says Pepe is ‘one of the most exciting players on the transfer market’.
It’s claimed the Foxes have already been working on signing one of Quincy Promes, Rachid Ghezzal or Thorgan Hazard, but it’s Pepe who has come to the forefront for Leicester in recent days.
France Football believe that if a good offer arrives for the 23 year old then Lille won’t stand in his way, needing to bring some money in.
Pepe scored 14 goals and made 4 assist for Lille last season, mainly playing upfront.