Speaking as a guest on Canal Plus show Late Football Club on Monday night, Lille owner Gérard Lopez provided an update on the future of Ivorian international and Ligue 1 break-out star Nicolas Pépé.
“(Might he stay for next season?) That does not just depend on the club. It also depends on the player. He deserves to play at the highest level. We have offers yes. In England, there are clubs. We have had offers worth €50m. We will not sell for less, we have even refused a €50m bid. We had an offer from China worth €80m with an astronomical salary, but he didn’t want to go.”