Newcastle move would appeal to Arsenal star Nicolas Pepe - journalist
Journalist Dean Jones has told Give Me Sport that he believes that a move to Newcastle United would appeal to Nicolas Pepe amid doubts over his Arsenal future.
Pepe may be one player who leaves the Gunners in the final weeks of the transfer window. Unfortunately, the move has simply not worked out for the Ivorian.
There have been flashes of brilliance. However, there has been nothing like enough to vindicate Arsenal for smashing their transfer record on the attacker.
A move to a Premier League rival could be on the cards. Reports last week claimed that Pepe had been offered to Newcastle as the Magpies look to sign another forward player.
Eddie Howe’s men have been pragmatic in the market over the last two windows. And thus, you would imagine that splashing the cash on Pepe may not appeal to Newcastle too much.
However, Jones believes that the 27-year-old would welcome the chance to move to Tyneside.
“I think that midtable clubs are interested in him, but I don’t think he’s interested in playing at that level of the Premier League, although Newcastle would interest him because they’re going to challenge for the top six,” he told Give Me Sport.
Newcastle move would appeal to Nicolas Pepe
A loan move would arguably be the best option for all parties. Arsenal can hardly demand a top fee for Pepe off the back of an underwhelming spell at the Emirates.
Admittedly, he only has two years left on his contract. So it will take a lot for Pepe’s value to increase significantly. However, the Gunners are looking at a big loss whatever happens.
Pepe can be an ‘outstanding‘ player. So a loan may be worth the risk for Newcastle. They will not have lost a lot if it simply does not work out.
It certainly seems that Pepe would not mind Newcastle making their move before the deadline passes.
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