Nicolas Pepe, 24 year old Ivory Coast International has emerged Africa’s Most expensive player after joining Arsenal from Lille for 72 million pounds.

The fee makes Pepe the costliest player in African football history.

Arsenal coach Unai Emery said ” Nicolas is a highly rated and talented winger who was wanted by many of the top teams in Europe.

” Signing a top class winger has been one of our key objectives in this transfer window and I’m delighted he’s joining.

” He will add pace, power and creativity, with the aim of bringing more goals to our team.


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