When you are the third best ranked player in Ligue 1 for L’Equipe, who are notoriously harsh markers, behind Neymar and Kylian Mbappé, you must be doing something right.
That’s exactly the case for Nicolas Pépé, whose future will be one of the stories of the upcoming summer transfer window, with numerous clubs around Europe after his services.
The links are almost daily, and Le10 Sport on Friday explain Bayern Munich, who will want to replace Arjen Robben, have joined Manchester City, Arsenal and Barcelona in the race, and even overtaken them.
The French outlet state the Bundesliga side have ‘intensified contacts’ in recent times, which they believe could be the groundwork for a bid later on.
Having very recently bought Riyad Mahrez for over £60m, splashing an extra €80m on Pépé seems a bit much, even for Pep Guardiola, so it will be interesting to see if Manchester City do join in in the summer.
As for Arsenal in all this, considering they could barely afford to loan Denis Suarez in January and recent reports claim their summer ‘budget’ will be rather tight, the Ivory Coast international could end up being too expensive for them.
That leaves Bayern Munich and Barcelona from the clubs named, but we’re fairly sure they won’t be the only ones sniffing around come the summer.