For several weeks now, the French first-time author OSC Lille has been denying FC Bavaria a keen interest in Shootingstar Nicolas Pepe. It was long clear that the storm would not be cheap. Now the OSC in person has told President Gerard Lopez how much he wants for his jewel.
“There are offers,” Lopez initially confirmed to “RMC Sport” that more than one club is interested in native French. These offers would come “mainly from England”, added the OSC boss, who left a lot of room for speculation.
“We have already been offered fifty million euros, we have refused, so we will certainly not sell among them,” Lopez made it clear that potential interested parties need to stretch financially, In order to get rid of the 23-year-old from Lille.
Between fifty and eighty million the club will demand at least for Pepe, Lopez finally revealed the dimensions in which the transfer will move.
With FC Bavaria is at least a German club in the race for the stormer. This betrayed Lille coach Christophe Galtier last time he said: “I know that a big club from Germany loses its two players in the summer. It is one of the largest clubs in the world and I am sure that he [Pepe, Anm. d. Red could play a good role in this club.”