According to reports currently surging the media now, Premier League giants Arsenal have launched an internal investigation to their transfer policy to see if they paid more than what they should in signing Nicolas Pepe.
The North London brought in Pepe from French outfit Lille in a six-year deal worth £72million during the summer transfer window last year. Dealing with financial issues in 2019, the club had to pay the French club in installments and they were able to pay £20 million upfront and they will be required to pay the £52 million this summer, which was formerly predicted by best online casinos usa with odds back in 2019 before the signing
The 25-year-old winger has been able to find the back of the net eight times and providing 10 assists in his debut season for the Gunners. But his performance at the club is not the main concern, according to a report from ESPN.
Following the recent number of job losses at the club, the North London club is now set on re-examining the deal that saw the Ivorian arrived at the club. The Club said goodbyes to some of their top scouts, while up to 55 other jobs were also freed up at the club.
The Gunners’ financial issues were further heightened by the corona virus pandemic this year; the club are now hoping the investigation will smoothen up their future operations.
According to ESPN, the North London club is concerned over the fact that they agreed on a long five-year deal for the Ivory Coast winger. They will now be looking into how the scouts are being managed and their negotiating ways in hopes to improve their potential future deals.
While they are concerned over the deal agreed for the 25-year-old winger, the Gunners were reported to have no regrets for the deal and are happy with Pepe’s debut season with the club and sagamblingsites.co.za, are backing him with odds to bag more goals in his second season.
Regarding their finances, Arsenal has made the headlines several times in the past few months. Some of the club’s players and staff were asked to have pay cuts due to the pandemic invasion that saw football temporarily stopped in March.
Despite these job losses, the Premier League giants assure the fans that they will keep investing in Mikel Arteta’s first team.
In other news; with the hopes of strengthening up their team for the upcoming season, Arsenal has now completed the signing of former Chelsea winger Willian in a three-year deal this summer.
Willian’s contract with the Stamford Bridge outfit expired after the club was knocked out of the Champions League by Bayern Munich, the report has it that the Gunners had to beat Inter Miami and Barcelona to the signing of the Brazilian star.