Monday July 29 2019
Verratti agent: 'Pepe price excessive'

Nicolas Pepe is set to join Arsenal for €80m and Marco Verratti’s former agent insists Napoli were right to pull out. “The price is excessive.”

The Lille attacking winger had been in advanced negotiations for a move to Napoli, with his agents flying in by helicopter for talks, but Arsenal offered better personal terms and agreed to pay the large commission for his representatives.

“Pepe plays in a puppet league where the only team is Paris Saint-Germain,” Verratti’s former agent Donato Di Campli told Radio Kiss Kiss.

“I think the price is excessive. We’re talking about a player who did very well for one season in a team, Lille, that would be in the relegation zone in Serie A.

“I therefore agree with (Napoli President) Aurelio De Laurentiis, who is seriously considering the wisdom of this transfer. Pepe would be a gamble for Italy, not someone to rely on.”

Meanwhile, RMC Sport claim Pepe will be in London on Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning ahead of a medical.

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