Newcastle want an Arsenal player who was once compared to Thierry Henry by Graeme Souness

Newcastle want an Arsenal player who was once compared to Thierry Henry by Graeme Souness ...

Newcastle United is reportedly interested in signing Arsenal winger Nicolas Pepe this summer, a player that Graeme Souness once described as having the potential and potential that reminded him of Gunners legend Thierry Henry.

Pepe, 27, played just five Premier League matches for Arsenal last season. Over the next 2021-22, Mikel Arteta often preferred to use the likes of Emile Smith-Rowe, Bukayo Saka, and Gabriel Martinelli on the flanks.

Arsenal is willing to listen to offers for their new signing, according to reports. Newcastle is now looking at Pepe, as the club is being priced out of moves for Jack Harrison and Moussa Diaby.

Pepe was very complimentary after scoring in a 4-0 defeat of Newcastle back in February 2020. Ex-Toon manager Souness believes Henry is in Pepe, and the latter may be as good as Henry.

According to The Mail, there is a real, real player in there. You think of their greatest ever player Thierry [Henry], he didnt have a great first season. I see Pepe as a star, fantastic feet, electric and still a baby.

Newcastle want Pepe, according to Souness, the player reminded him of Henry.

Pepe needs a club where he will continue to excel and a loyal following at Lille. Look at his stats, scoring 37 goals in 79 games from outside the box for the French club.

Pepe was evidently impacted by the financial cost of the move. Good in pictures, but far from the standard expected of a 72million player at Newcastle. He has the stage, and he might enthuse supporters.

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