AC Milan are considering a move for Arsenal striker Nicolas Pepe during the winter transfer period, according to reports in Italy.
Pepe had an outstanding season in Ligue 1 with Lille in the 2018/19 season. He scored 22 goals and got eleven assists from his 38 appearances.
That seduces Arsenal pay a record club fee of £ 72m to get him into the Premier League in 2019.
Pepe has not been able to repeat his Lille form for Arsenal so far. He’s been in and out of the team this season.
The winger has not started the league since the 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace last month. He was on the bench in the last two Premier League games.
Italian outlet Calciomercato (as quoted by Sports witnesses) report that AC Milan has a “loan train in mind” for Pepe.
They add that they “could repeat the strategy” used to sign Chelsea’s Fikayo Tomori. A loan deal should be signed in January before AC Milan concludes a permanent transfer in the summer.
After stints at AFC Bournemouth and Sheffield United, Ramsdale moved to the Gunners before the 2021/22 season. They paid around £ 24 million to sign the Englishman.
Carragher said, “The goalkeeper, I mean, if I’ve ever been more wrong about a player than Aaron Ramsdale. I don’t know who it is yet.
“It’s just beginning. But I remember the last minute goal against Crystal Palace and he ran from end to end to join in the festivities. “
Carragher went on to say that players like Ramsdale, Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe can turn Arsenal into a team that can compete for trophies:
“It reminds me a little of us in Liverpool with Gerard Houllier, where he (Paul) Incey, Phil Babb, (Jason) McAteer, Robbie Fowler got rid of – that kind of Roy Evans era,” he added.
“Then it was like me, Danny (Murphy), Stevie Gerrard, Michael Owen, John Arne-Riise. A few foreign players, this young team is getting together.
“We never won the league or the Champions League, but we won a few trophies and that’s the team I like the most when I look back on my career because there’s nothing like playing with your friends .
“I think these (Arsenal) guys are going to take more to win the league or Champions League in the next two or three years, but they could win a couple of FA Cups or Carabao Cups.”