Pepe, a 26-year-old Brazilian attacker playing for Porto in Portugal, is supposedly being pursued by Arsenal and Chelsea.
According to a Globo Esporte report, Pepe, a Brazilian winger who is 26 years old, will be available to sign with Arsenal and Chelsea at the end of the current campaign. They might also have to pay his release clause to acquire his services.
The release clause in the winger’s contract is worth €75 million. Yet, it is uncertain if Porto will be open to haggling over a lower cost. With five goals and eight assists across all competitions, Pepe has been a crucial first-team member for Porto this season.
Pepe has surfaced as a potential target for both Premier League clubs that could use extra quality in their lineup. Yet, it’s likely that the 26-year-old will have difficulty getting consistent playing time at Chelsea and Arsenal.
Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka are likely to be given the opportunity at the Emirates before him by Arsenal. In the upcoming months, it will be intriguing to see if the Brazilian is ready to accept the position of squad member and join the Gunners.
The performances of Saka and Martinelli are essential to Arsenal’s chances of winning the league championship this season. Pepe would be a valuable squad member whose addition would enable Mikel Arteta to switch up his assault more frequently.
In terms of Chelsea, they recently invested a substantial number of money in players like Mykhailo Mudryk and Noni Madueke. Pepe might also be unable to receive regular playing time from the Blues.
In the height of his powers, the Brazilian will not want to watch from the sidelines at the elite club.
Before they can persuade him to move to the Premier League, Arsenal and Chelsea will need to guarantee him game time. He needs to play frequently.
If Porto wants to sell the Brazilian at the conclusion of this campaign, they will have to come to an agreement over the stated asking price. At the highest level, Pepe is essentially unproven. And it is quite doubtful that any of his potential suitors will consent to shelling out €75 million for him.
It is that the winger is also attracting interest from clubs in France and Spain. And it’s unclear if they will be able to give him a regular platform to display his abilities. An offer of approximately €50 million has already been made to the player’s representatives.