EPL: How Arsenal winger took major pay-cut to secure Nice loan

EPL: How Arsenal winger took major pay-cut to secure Nice loan
Nicolas Pepe, an Arsenal loanee, forfeited 25% of his salary to sign with Nice.

After failing to persuade Gunners manager Mikel Arteta that he is first-team material, the winger is on loan with a French club.

Pepe reportedly handed up a fourth of his salary because he was so desperate to leave his circumstances at Arsenal, according to L'Equipe.

He was the club's record acquisition in 2019 for €80 million, so his salary is above the means of a team like Nice.

But taking a wage reduction allowed him to close the transaction, allowing him to routinely show off his skills and restart his career.

Pepe will be looking to pique interest in a summer transfer away from Arsenal.
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