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Potential consequences of Man City signing Nicolas Pepe in the summer

Potential consequences of Man City signing Nicolas Pepe in the summer

Manchester City have been dominant in recent times in the Premier League, which has helped them move within touching distance of Liverpool in the race for the title.

The Citizens will be desperate to secure all three points against Chelsea tomorrow after witnessing Liverpool’s win over Bournemouth earlier on today, but it won’t be an easy task.

However, it looks as if Pep Guardiola already has his eye on the summer transfer window, as according to Le10 Sport (via 101 Great Goals), Manchester City are interested in signing Nicolas Pepe.

Indeed, the Ivory Coast international has plenty of potential and is already enjoying plenty of success over in France, so here are the potential consequences of Man City signing Pepe in the summer…

RIYAD MAHREZ LEAVES

Riyad Mahrez has been a spectator in recent times in the Premier League as he’s only managed to secure two minutes of football since the turn of the year, with a place on the substitutes’ bench being the norm.

The Algerian has been rather impressive this season but Pep Guardiola clearly doesn’t rate him enough to involve him in his side’s title pursuit, so a summer move may not be too unrealistic, especially as the Citizens are now reportedly interested in signing Nicolas Pepe.

Indeed, the likes of Leroy Sane, Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva have been completely dominant this season, and adding Pepe to that list would make it ever more difficult for Mahrez to break into the side.

PEP GUARDIOLA SPLASHES EVEN MORE CASH

Pep Guardiola spent £60 million to bring Mahrez to the club back in the summer transfer window, and it’s safe to say that Nicolas Pepe could attract a similar fee, if not more, as one of the hottest topics in world football.

The Ivory Coast international has produced 17 goals and 11 assists in the Ligue 1 this season and he’s still in the early stages of his career at the age of 23. Also, the likes of Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Arsenal are all interested in signing the winger, so a bidding war could be in the offing which will likely result in a hefty fee being paid.

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