French trio ready to beat Newcastle and Watford to the signing of Nicolas Pepe

29 May

A trio of major French clubs are ready to move for Newcastle and Watford target Nicolas Pepe.

Following Angers’ defeat to Paris Saint-Germain in the French cup final, they are now turning their attention to the summer transfer window.

And, according to L’Equipe, they are now ready to cash in on star forward Pepe with a long list of clubs currently circling.

Both Newcastle and Watford are keen on landing the Ivorian, who scored three goals in 33 Ligue 1 outings this season.

But it has now been reported that it is more likely that he will stay in France with Lille, Lyon and even champions Monaco hopeful of signing him.

The 22-year-old, who mainly operates as a right-sided forward, is under contract until 2019 so Angers are not under any real pressure to sell him.

But they hope a bidding war will begin once the window opens and are ready to let him leave for the right price.

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