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Nicolas Pepe- Lille

Discussion in 'Transfer Forum' started by Inigo Montoya, Apr 15, 2019 at 11:08.

  1. Apr 15, 2019 at 11:08
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    Inigo Montoya Leave Wayne Rooney alone!!

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    Gerard Lopez, Lille president reckons Pepe will leave at the end of the season.

    He’s entering a salary bracket that they can’t meet.
    50million?
  2. Apr 15, 2019 at 11:14
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    AgentP Full Member

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    When the club is willing to sell a player, deals are wrapped up pretty quickly and often well before the summer window starts. If we are interested, we need to start negotiating now.
  3. Apr 15, 2019 at 11:19
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    devilish Juventus fan who used to support United

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    He'll probably end up at Bayern, Juve or Arsenal while we'll be getting Gareth Bale
  4. Apr 15, 2019 at 11:20
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    Cassidy No longer at risk of being mistaken for a Scouser

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    Is he any good @JPRouve? Sorry to ask you but you seem to give balanced opinions on players playing in France
  5. Apr 15, 2019 at 11:23
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    FootyGirl88

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    What position does he play?
  6. Apr 15, 2019 at 11:24
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    breakout67 Full Member

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    He plays from the right, so obviously we won't get him and will get in another left winger or striker.
  7. Apr 15, 2019 at 11:30
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    FootyGirl88

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    Is he a winger or a FB?
  8. Apr 15, 2019 at 11:30
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    Ekeke Full Member

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    Goal scoring right winger. 19 league goals, 11 assists and probably 3rd or 4th best player in Ligue 1 this season.

    Obviously not the strongest league, but I think its far to say a lot of the good young talents that have emerged in recent years have played in Ligue 1 before moving on.

    So he wouldnt be a sure thing to carry on at the same pace in the premier league but hes gotta be in that conversation for players to take a chance on
  9. Apr 15, 2019 at 11:31
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    FootyGirl88

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    Oh ok thanks - sounds like a good option if we can't get Sancho
  10. Apr 15, 2019 at 11:33
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    Ish Lights on for Luke

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    Scored against PSG in that 5-1 drubbing, didn't he?
  11. Apr 15, 2019 at 11:36
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    roonster09 Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018

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    30 goals and assists in the league, that's a superb number.

    We don't have a RW and there is this RW who is scoring shit loads of goals and can be signed for decent money. Hopefully we are in for him.
  12. Apr 15, 2019 at 11:38
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    deadrevelz Full Member

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    Yes, as did Thomas Meunier. Own goal though for the RB.

    Can Pepe play centrally / on the left too?
    How much would he cost?
  13. Apr 15, 2019 at 11:39
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    GaryLifo Nice Bloke

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    His finishing with his left foot reminds me of Henry.

    Clearly not as good as Henry overall (doesn't look as quick for example), but looks to have something about him in terms of his drive and confidence in his own ability.

    I think mentality for a United player is something we often overlook. Playing for our club carries a huge weight of expectation and, as we've seen, even some of the most talented players we've had have not been able to handle it.
  14. Apr 15, 2019 at 11:41
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  15. Apr 15, 2019 at 11:43
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    breakout67 Full Member

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    Pepe's talent is nothing special is it? I agree completely with your point about drive and confidence. He's always trying things, taking players on. He would be my option for our RW, a very good player in my opinion.
  16. Apr 15, 2019 at 11:46
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    JPRouve can't stop thinking about balls - NOT deflategate

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    He has been good in every seasons played in Ligue 1, personally I like him but as I said in an other thread I would like to see him in a European competition because some players don't up their game against tougher opponents.
  17. Apr 15, 2019 at 12:00
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    Adam-Utd Part of first caf team to complete Destiny raid

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    He's just say he's 10x more dangerous than Mata/Lingard/Sanchez these days, so we should be signing him no matter what happens.

    Sign Pepe/Sancho and we will be scoring goals for fun next year.
  18. Apr 15, 2019 at 12:01
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    breakout67 Full Member

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    We'll get another left winger in :(
  19. Apr 15, 2019 at 12:02
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    Adam-Utd Part of first caf team to complete Destiny raid

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    Tbh with Martial stinking up the place right now it might not be a bad thing giving him some good competition.
  20. Apr 15, 2019 at 12:02
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    Are PSG interested at all?

    That strikes me as obvious move tbh.
  21. Apr 15, 2019 at 12:03
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    It seems they want Neres. I really like Pepe.
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  22. Apr 15, 2019 at 12:03
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    Feck me we should be all over this like a cheap suit. Give me the DOF job for fecks sakes.
  23. Apr 15, 2019 at 12:06
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    I've only observed highlights he seems like a left footed version of Zaha, very direct but also resembles having end product.

    I think Sancho is a main priority but if we fail to agree a fee I don't see why we should overlook Pepe. Much prefer him over the likes of H.Lozano.

    Also factoring in Rashford moving to a central position, we will need someone to cover the left to rotate Martial. We cannot afford to give starting players games week in week out even with their abysmal form. The competition for positions should drive competitiveness to perform. I honestly think we will need two window to see the full extent of capabilities that Ole can offer us.
  24. Apr 15, 2019 at 12:07
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    First time I haven't been impressed based on YouTube. He looks really frustrating and erratic. Poor man's Nani with the drawback of African Nations' Cup?
  25. Apr 15, 2019 at 12:11
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    In the summer now.

    Seems Gervinho levels, who wasn’t too bad tbh. Whether he’d translate his form to another league is up for debate.
  26. Apr 15, 2019 at 12:13
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    Rozay Master of Hindsight

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    Not a massive fan personally. And although they are there to be scored, it’s worth noting that approximately half of his goals are from the spot. That said, I’m no scout of course, but I’d prefer better.

    I’d rather Pepe than nobody of course!
  27. Apr 15, 2019 at 12:14
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    I don't think Martial even gets into the team, because in my opinion we are better off without an off centre striker.
  28. Apr 15, 2019 at 12:18
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    Good goal that against PSG. Good movement and can finish 1v1 chances.



  29. Apr 15, 2019 at 13:40
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    Seems like a very obvious signing for us to make. A player in a position we need, 23, his record this season is unbelievable, available to sign for reasonable money.

    And for those above reasons is precisely why we won't sign him.
  30. Apr 15, 2019 at 13:45
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  31. Apr 15, 2019 at 13:56
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    roonster09 Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018

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  32. Apr 15, 2019 at 14:01
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    PSG not interested at all.
    Bayern are his biggest admirers. He is their alternative CHO
  33. Apr 15, 2019 at 14:06
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    amolbhatia50k Sneaky bum time

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    We can't sign him no matter what, and our barometer for a good should not be someone significantly better than Mata. We need someone with genuine quality.

    Pepe looks interesting but doesn't seemt to have anywhere near the same level of natural talent as somebody like Sancho. And signing both could cost around 170. Were not spending that much on wingers.
  34. Apr 15, 2019 at 14:11
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    Trizy Banned

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    Seems to do alot of unnecessary skill moves. Other than that professional evaluation I know nothing about him and it's my first time watching (youtube) him play.

    Nice goal scoring record this season according to Whoscored though. They're also not padding the stats by scoring braces and hat tricks. There is a nice spread throughout the matches played.
  35. Apr 15, 2019 at 14:13
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    Means we'll let him to go someone else
  36. Apr 15, 2019 at 14:15
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    amolbhatia50k Sneaky bum time

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    Is his dribbling on the level of, let's say, Mane?
  37. Apr 15, 2019 at 14:48
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    I won't be surprised if Woodward ignores Pepe and goes for Sancho and haggles with Dortmund for half the summer until they say no. Then we come back in for Pepe but he has already agreed to join another club.
  38. Apr 15, 2019 at 15:07
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    If you could choose would you go for Sancho for £100 million or Pepe and Hudson-Odoi for a combined £100 million ? No nothing about Pepe other than YouTube clips.
  39. Apr 15, 2019 at 16:45
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    I would go for Pepe for 50m. I don't think it's wise to spend 100m on Sancho. It's too much of a risk. Pepe has been phenomenal all throughout the year. He can play centrally as well when required.
  40. Apr 15, 2019 at 16:59
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    Amadaeus Pochettino's mother

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    We may find ourselves in a situation few years from now asking ourselves why we didn’t sign Pepe, and complain about Sancho not be world class despite spending twice as much for him.

    Or vice versa where we ask ourselves why we signed Pepe when we could get an elite talent in Joao Felix or Sancho.

    In my opinion, I rather United sign Sancho and/or Felix. We have to money to buy these talented players and they have a higher ceiling. Sancho stats are impressive in the bundesliga, while Felix is an outstanding prospect.