Arsenal signs Nicolas Pepe for €80 million. This makes Pepe to be the clubs most expensive signing in history.
This is a significant figure considering that Arsenal had €40 million in its transfer kitty. However, the €80 million will be paid over a five years spread, with the clubs coming to an agreement after Arsenal fought off bids from other clubs.
The news come as a relief to Arsenal fans, considering this is the third arsenal signing in the last four days.
Sources claim that Pepe preferred the Arsenal to Napoli, Inter Milan, Paris Saint-Germain and Atletico Madrid.
The signing of Pepe, in addition to Dani Cabellos, who rejected Totenham Hotspurs for Arsenal, shows that the club is still one of the biggest and attractive clubs in Europe.
Pepe’s signing means that the club might not sign Wilfred Zaha from Crystal Palace, where the two clubs failed to come into an agreement after Arsenal failed to pay the £70m requested by Palace.
Arsenal now has a fierce attacking power, with the clubs next season line up of Lacazette, Aubamayeng, and Pepe having more than 30 goals and assists in the last season.
It will be interesting to see where the club will finish in the table after these signings.