Nicolas Pepe ‘reaches agreement to quit Arsenal for Conference League side with ex-record transfer snubbing Saudi move’

ARSENAL star Nicolas Pepe has reportedly agreed a move to Trabzonspor.

The winger has reportedly rejected suggestions from Saudi Arabian teams in favor of a move to the Super Lig.

Nicolas Pepe is expected to leave Arsenal for Trabzonspor


Nicolas Pepe is expected to leave Arsenal for TrabzonsporPhoto credit: Reuters

reports in Turkey suggested that a private plane was ready to fly to London to pick up the player.

Pepe’s contract at the Emirates Stadium still has one year left and it has been claimed that his contract could be terminated by mutual consent to facilitate the transfer.

The 28-year-old moved from Lille to Arsenal in 2019 for a then club record transfer fee of £72 million.

He played 112 times for the club over three seasons, scoring 27 goals.

Pepe was loaned out to Nice last year but failed to convince Mikel Arteta to give him a second chance at the Gunners.

The Ivorian has since been ordered to train alone and was not offered a shirt number when the club tried to force him out.

Pepe reportedly earns £150,000 a week, meaning Arsenal would have to fork out a further £6.5million in wages if his move to Trabzonspor falls through.

The team based in northern Turkey won the league two years ago and was eliminated from the Conference League in the knockout play-off round against Basel last season.


Pepe will play at his new club alongside former Aston Villa star Trezeguet, former Leicester defender Filip Benkovic and Southampton flop Mislav Orsic.

Trabzonspor is currently in seventh place in the table after four games.

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