Everton fans react to links with Nicolas Pepe

Nicolas Pepe of Lille during the Ligue 1 match between Stade Rennais football club and LOSC Lille Association on May 24, 2019 in Rennes, France.

Everton reportedly want to sign the Lille ace this summer.

Nicolas Pepe of Lille during the Ligue 1 match between Stade Rennais football club and LOSC Lille Association on May 24, 2019 in Rennes, France.

According to a report from the Telegraph, Everton are keen on signing Lille ace Nicolas Pepe this summer, and some Blues fans took to Twitter in reaction to the speculation.

The 24-year-old was on fire for Lille last term, racking up 23 goals and 12 assists in 41 appearances in all competitions, and he would undoubtedly be a superb addition for Everton.

The Toffees are expected to make a real push for the top six next season, and should they manage to sign someone of Pepe's calibre, they will be in a great position from which to do just that.

 

The Ivory Coast international possesses blistering pace, and plays with a certain kind of directness that would definitely help add more potency to Everton's attacking play.

The Telegraph claims that Marco Silva wants a left-footed attacker to play out on the right hand side, so Pepe would be perfect for the Toffees.

Lille's Ivorian forward Nicolas Pepe (L) celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between Montpellier and Lille, on December 4, 2018 at the the Mosson stadium in...

According to the Telegraph, Everton could be prepared to pay around £58.5m for Pepe, although L'Equipe claims that Lille actually want around £80 million for the attacker.

And some Everton fans reacted to the reports linking the Ivorian with a switch to Goodsion Park this summer... 

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