Newcastle United preparing surprise swoop for £72m attacker unwanted by club

Despite their best efforts, Newcastle United are still without a marquee signing in attack this summer. French target Hugo Ekitike ended up at Paris Saint-Germain, while links to Real Sociedad’s Alexander Isak And Chelsea’ Armando Broja have also surfaced. Yet a surprise Arsenal player is the latest name to be revealed as part of Eddie Howe’s shortlist.

Wide forward Nicolas Pepe has never quite delivered on what was promised by his £72m fee since signing from Lille. Arriving in 2019, Pepe still has 27 goals and 21 assists in his 112 Arsenal appearances, but by no means has he…


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