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With Weah joining Lille, has the door opened for Liverpool over Pepe?

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With Weah joining Lille, has the door opened for Liverpool over Pepe?

Liverpool might have received a transfer boost with Lille officially confirming the signing of Timo Weah from Paris Saint-Germain.

The forward has signed for a fee reported to be in the region of €10 million/£8.9 million (BeIN Sports).

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The United States international has signed a five-year deal, and will be hoping to earn a regular starting place in the first-team for the first time in his career.

Weah was never really given a chance at PSG, and on loan at Celtic he was limited to mainly substitute appearances.

His transfer to Lille could be interesting from a Liverpool perspective, as it could now pave the way for the Reds to go after a man they’ve been linked with most of the year – Nicolas Pepe.

TBR’s view

Weah could well be a replacement for the rapid Ivorian.

 

The American is able to operate in the exact same positions as Pepe, suggesting he could be the man to fill the void if he leaves.

Pepe is hugely coveted after a brilliant season in which he scored 23 goals and made 12 assists.

Apparently the star ‘wants’ a move to the Premier League and Weah’s transfer could be the catalyst which makes that happen.

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In May, Lille boss Christophe Galtier told Canal + that the winger will leave the club this summer (via MEN).

Recently Jurgen Klopp hinted that he may have to spend in order to keep pace with Liverpool’s Premier League rivals. With Weah now official, a move for Pepe might just be on the cards.

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