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Nicolas Pp has actually finished his transfer to Arsenal for a cost of 72m plus add-ons, signing up with on a five-year agreement

Nicolas Pp has actually finished his transfer to Arsenal for a club-record charge of EUR80m ( 72m) plus add-ons, signing from Lille on a five-year agreement.

The offer for the Ivory Coast worldwide overtakes the 56m Arsenal paid to purchase Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018 and makes Pp the most pricey African gamer in history. The 24-year-old, who is left-footed however chooses to use the best side of a front 3, scored 22 objectives in the French league last season.

“Nicolas is a skilled and highly-rated winger who was desired by lots of leading groups in Europe,” Arsenal’s head coach, Unai Emery, informed the club’s site . “Signing a top-class winger has actually been among our crucial goals in this transfer window and I’m pleased he’s signing up with. He will include power, imagination and rate, with the objective of bringing more objectives to our group.”

Pp informed Arsenal Media: “Being here is extremely psychological due to the fact that it has actually not been simple for me. I have actually come a long method and had a hard time a lot therefore signing for this terrific club is a huge benefit.”

Asked how he would explain his playing design, he stated: “Fast. Quick to link with the ball and an excellent finisher. That is likewise a location where I have actually made development. I would state that I fast and a dribbler.”

Pp is Arsenal’s 4th finalizing of the summertime transfer window after the midfielder Dani Ceballos, who has signed up with on loan from Real Madrid , and the teens William Saliba and Gabriel Martinelli. Saliba has actually gone directly back to St-tienne on loan.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/aug/01/arsenal-sign-nicolas-pepe-lille-record-deal