Report: Massara targeting winger as January gift to Pioli – Arsenal could sell for €50m loss

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan sporting director Ricky Massara seems keen to explore a deal for Arsenal winger Nicolas Pepe, according to a report.

According to il Milanista, Massara would like to give Stefano Pioli a forward of real quality to bolster the squad and boost the Scudetto dream, but it would have to be a player that raises the level compared to the current options and that is why a right winger is being targeted.

Pepe has emerged as a target for this reason. The former Lille man has playing in the Premier League for Arsenal since 2019 as the Gunners paid out €80m to sign him, and so far the 26-year-old has racked up 25 goals and 18 assists in 98 games for the north London club.

Their management are not satisfied with the player’s performance and would gladly let him leave for around €30m, and he could be the right profile for the Rossoneri’s attacking department. He would reunite with Rafael Leao who he shared a good partnership with in the 2018-19 season.


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5 Comments

  1. Piru says:

    For 30 millions we can get Berardi who has vast experience in the league and guarantees double digits and its at his prime age or go for Alvarez who can leave for less than 25 millions has plenty of room to grow and scored plenty of gols this season!

    1. Nino says:

      Why I’m not really interested in Pepe, truth be told, Beradi is overrated.

    2. Cheesy says:

      Alvarez is not a winger so that’s another story

    3. crorossonero says:

      Because they will get him on loan until the end of season, with option to buy. It is obvious how Milan operates, buying Berardi is more of a risk because they have to pay the full amount and buy him. For Pepe they can come up with half a season, or 1.5 seasons loan with obligation to buy under certain conditions or even only an option to buy. No risk deal, he was paid 80M a few seasons ago and he wasn’t really bad at Arsenal. Alvarez could maybe play as AMC, but not a right winger.

  2. Piru says:

    Alvarez can play striker,right winger and left winger and i think the position for him is right winger he is fast and not really tall!

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