Pepe linked with Napoli switch

Pepe linked with Napoli switch
Nicolas Pepe of Ivory Coast challenged by Lassana Coulibaly of Mali during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Finals last 16 match between Mali and Ivory Coast at Suez Stadium, Suez, Egypt on 08 July 2019 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

by Staff Reporter

Friday Jul 12, 2019. 17:00

Nicolas Pepe continues to attract interest from several club's across Europe, following a breakthrough season in France.

The Ivory Coast international scored 22 goals and assisted a further 11 in 38 French Ligue 1 matches for Lille last season.

His form duly attracted interest from several club, including Uefa Champions League winners Liverpool.

According to Corriere dello Sport, Italian Serie A club Napoli are the latest to join the race for the 24-year-old winger.

Pepe dazzled in the group stages of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, but failed to emerge from the bench as the Elephants ultimately suffered defeat to Algeria at the quarterfinal stage this week.

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