Pepe finishes his contract with Real Madrid at the end of the current season. Luka Modric or Toni Kroos have already extended their contracts with Real Madrid, despite their deals expired in 2018, but Pepe has still to talk with the president to know about his future. Several European teams have approached the defender due to this uncertain future. Where will Pepe play next season? This is a question that a lot of Real Madrid supporters are asking to themselves.
According to The Daily Mirror, one of the teams that are very interested in the Portuguese defender is Chelsea. The Blues haven’t started well this season and Antonio Conte is already thinking on improving his squad so his project can take off soon. Pepe is a target for the South West London club, especially if the European champion can arrive for free to Stamford Bridge.
Pepe has said several times that he wants to retire at Real Madrid. His intention is to continue in the Spanish capital and renew his contract, however, the club might not want the same because the extension of his contract has been postponed although he can leave for free at the end of the season.
“I’m calm, I want to help Real Madrid, a team that I love a lot. My time will arrive. I’m calm. I hope the club call me first so we can solve this situation. People at the club knows that this is my home. I’ve already said that I’ll wait Real Madrid until the last second. My goal is to retire here”, Pepe said after the game against Legia Warsaw in Champions League.
Pepe has become one of the best defenders in the world. Despite his age –he turns 34 in February– he is at the top of this career. He helped Real Madrid to win the Champions League and was one of the best players in the last Euro with Portugal. He’s also one of the captains of Real Madrid and his behaviour has improved a lot in the recent years. It would make no sense that Real Madrid decide not to extend his contract, at least one year more, after 10 years defending Los Blancos t-shirt.