Pepe revealed dream of joining Premier League club… but it wasn’t Arsenal

first_imgNew Arsenal signing Nicolas Pepe once revealed he would join only ONE Premier League side… and it was not the Gunners.The 24-year-old became Arsenal’s club-record signing in a £72million deal from Lille on Thursday. LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS TROPHY Pepe was unveiled as Arsenal’s fourth summer signing earlier this week Instagram / @stauggg Deontay Wilder hails fighting skills of Sead Kolasinac after watching video of Arsenal star confronted moped gang Pepe went on to score 37 goals in 79 games for the Ligue 1 side and was one of the most sought after players in Europe this summer.But Arsenal won the race for his signature as Unai Emery continues to build for the upcoming campaign. latest REVEALED Arsenal was not the club he ‘dreamed’ of joining just two years ago, however.Quotes from a 2017 interview, when he was playing for Angers, surfaced on the eve of Pepe’s transfer revealing which English club he wanted to sign for. 1 deals He said: “Chelsea is a club that would be a dream for me.“It’s the only club in England that I would sign for.”The forward would soon join Lille in 2017 when he was signed by then head coach Marcelo Bielsa despite interest from several clubs in England. The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January LATEST Former Crystal Palace and West Brom manager Pardew takes over at Dutch strugglers FAREWELL Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:30Loaded: 32.08%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:30 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Matic one of two players for sale with ‘two Premier League clubs’ interested Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ New job Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions targets last_img

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