Free release is not enough! Arsenal still owe Lille payment for Pepe.
Arsenal were seriously damaged by acquiring Nicolas Pepe when they recently released him for free. Trabzonspor Going in order isn’t enough. It was found that the Gunners still owed a fee that they had to pay Lille.
English media reports that Arsenal were seriously damaged by the acquisition of Nicolas Pepe when they recently released him for free. Trabzonspor Going in order isn’t enough. It was also found that the Gunners still owed another installment from the time they bought the Ivory Coast winger from Lille.
The Ivory Coast international winger made his name as a star for Lille between 2017 and 2019,
scoring a total of 37 goals, causing Arsenal to bid a record £72 million, beating out other teams. Interested in Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Napoli, Paris Saint-Germain, including 3 Premier League teams such as Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United.
However, Pepe did not perform as well as he should have when moving to the Premier League, despite scoring 16 goals in the 2020/21 season, but then lost his importance to the team when there was Bukayo Saka or Emi. Smith Rowe burst onto the scene in the first team
Last season, Pepe was sent on loan to Nice and played 28 matches, but there were no more buyouts. and when returning to the mother’s agency It is clear that he is no longer in Mikel Arteta’s team plans.
Last week, it was reported that Arsenal had reached an agreement with Besiktas for an €8 million transfer package. Initial price: 2 million plus add-ons: 6 million.
However, it eventually became Trabzonspor.
They snatched Pepe by signing a 1-year contract with an option to extend for an additional year if both parties are satisfied. And it was revealed that Arsenal agreed to tear up the contract and release Pepe to Trabzonspor for free. Which is equivalent to a total loss of 72 million pounds with nothing being returned at all.
The Sun also revealed that until today, Arsenal has not even paid Lille the full price for Pepe, from the £72 million price agreed upon in 2019, and Arsenal will pay. periodically Give it until it’s complete at a later time.
Reports indicate that Arsenal still owe Lille a transfer fee of around £10 million. You still have to pay the full amount according to the contract. Even after tearing up the contract and letting the players go on their way. Report from ยูฟ่าเบท