'Nicolas Pepe should only join a Champions League club' - says Lille boss Galtier

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The 23-year-old’s impressive form for the Great Danes has triggered interests from a number of clubs in Europe

Lille manager Christophe Galtier has stated that Nicolas Pepe will only join a club playing in the Champions League.

The Cote d'Ivoire international has been outstanding for the Great Danes this season, scoring 16 league goals and creating eight assists.

The impressive form has seen many European clubs eyeing a move for him, including Arsenal, Bayern Munich and Manchester United.

However, the French tactician has opined that the winger should take the big step if he is to leave the Ligue 1 side.

"Nicolas Pepe is having a great season and he will continue to improve," Galtier was quoted as saying by Metro.

"He has to go to a Champions League club, in my opinion, he does not need an intermediate step to go as high as possible."

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Pepe will hope to help Lille, second in the log, bounce back to winning ways against Strasbourg on Friday after their goalless draw with Montpellier last time out.

 

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