Speaking in an interview with Le Parisien, Lille President Gérard Lopez discussed the future of star Ivorian attacker Nicolas Pépé.
“It is no secret: we have had a lot of approaches for Nicolas Pépé and we will never be able to match the salary that he could have else where. It is clear that he will leave for a big club. I want him to go to a club that gives him the capacity to do more than what he could do at Lille. It doesn’t matter where. This is not an invitation to PSG but I would be very happy to see Nico continue in Ligue 1 and in France, and there is only one club that could be able to get a player like him here. But he is very closely followed in all the leagues. Nico is someone very measured and has a very Cartesian approach to football. He will make the best choice.”