Nicolas Pepe is the most expensive African footballer

Arsenal have signed Ivory Coast winger Nicolas Pepe from Lille for a club record fee of £72m. The 24-year-old has signed a five-year contract at Emirates Stadium after having a medical on Tuesday. Pepe scored 35 goals in 74 Ligue 1 appearances for Lille, who he joined from Angers in 2017. “Being here is very emotional,” said Pepe. “I have come a long way and struggled a lot and so signing for this great club is a big reward.” He becomes the fourth most expensive signing in Premier League history…

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