The team’s star player is still focused in training with his team, even after rumors that he’s soon leaving the French Ligue 1 club.
Lille president Gerard Lopez has confirmed that Liverpool has held talks with Nicolas Pepe over a summer move.
But for the team’s coach Christophe Galtier, this is not yet set in stone and as of today, the star player is still a French Ligue 1 footballer with Lille.
“We know that this deal will probably take longer because there is a lot of competition for his signature and both sides – the player and the clubs concerned – will need to reflect on how they proceed,” Galtier said according to the Ligue 1 official website.
“But that’s not why other players didn’t come to join us.”
He explained: “There are just difficult negotiations, even more so when you have a great European competition to play.”
“It’s the first week; it’s both studious and a little relaxed.”
“The departures that took place were on the cards and there will be other players arriving,” he explained.
“[I wish for] a squad in which all positions are doubled and goalkeeper and center-forward positions are tripled.”
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