Real Madrid were celebrating the 33rd La Liga title won at Málaga on Sunday but Florentino Pérez and his team are already preparing the next season. One of the big question marks is whether Pepe will continue at the club or he’ll leave the Spanish capital.
The Portuguese defender spoke during the celebrations and he said again that he’d like to continue playing for Los Blancos: “The final of the Champions League is the 3rd of June and my contract expires on the 30th of June. Like I always said, I’ll wait for Real Madrid until the end”.
The captain was one of the footballers who showed more joy when the final whistle at La Rosaleda arrived. Pepe was recording every moment with his GoPro Camera on the pitch, showing his love for the Real Madrid colours. Despite his physical problems, he’s shown great professionalism once again this season and he played well when he had the chance.
Unfortunately for him, Pepe only played 13 games in La Liga this season, scoring 2 goals, one of them very important in the derby against Atlético Madrid. With Raphael Varane fully fit and Nacho ready to play, it’ll be very complicated for Pepe to have minutes in the Champions League final. Last season, he was in the line-up in the final game against Atlético Madrid at Milan .
“I’m happy. I’m ready at 100% to play”, Pepe said after the game at Málaga. Therefore, the Portuguese player could be ready to go back to the football pitch. He played the last game in the derby on the 8th of April, when he suffered a fracture in his ribs.
Pepe has been linked with great offers from China, where he could earn much more money than in Spain. The defender has also some interesting offers from Italy, especially coming from Inter Milan. Pepe wants to sign a new two year deal with Real Madrid but the club is only offering one more year of contract. In the following weeks, we’ll know Pepe’s destination, one of the best defenders in the recent history of the club.