The Ivory Coast international has been shining brightly in the French Ligue 1 with Lille and has attracted the eyes of many clubs.
Just before his team, Lille takes on Paris Saint-Germain in Sunday’s French Ligue 1 fixture, coach Christophe Galtier has been honest and has said his player Nicolas Pepe should be signed by PSG.
The Ivory Coast international has scored 19 goals in 34 matches this season.
“It would be flattering and interesting for Nicolas if PSG came in for him,” Galtier was echoed by Goal.
“Would it be a good idea for Paris? Yes, they would have a player without any issues with adaptation, someone who would be more than useful in their team.”
“Not yet – these players are used to playing in the Champions League and are performing well,” he responded when asked if Pepe is a rival to Lionel Messi or Kylian Mbappe,” he explained why the forward should stay in the Ligue 1.
“If, next year, Nicolas is in a Champions League team, he plays and he has these same stats, he will be put in this category.”
“Oh yes, there’s no reason I’m not in Lille next season,” the coach said about his future.
“We are second in the league and I have just signed an extension – there is no open door.”
Lille LOSC will host PSG tomorrow night. Paris Saint-Germain is in first place with 81 points, followed 10 points behind by LOSC.
A draw will give the Parisians the French Ligue 1 title.
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