After winning the double with the Champions League title and La Liga, it’s time to prepare the next season. Florentino Pérez and his team are already working to see the players who can arrive to the club and the ones who can leave. Among these, Pepe will be the first one because his contract expires in the 30th of June and the club doesn’t want to extend the deal.
According to the Spanish newspaper MARCA, Pepe will move to PSG and the deal is already closed. Unai Emery, PSG coach, wants Pepe in his team and the club has moved very quickly to close the deal with the defender. Jorge Mendes, his agent, has a very good relationship with the French club and the deal for the next two seasons is closed.
Pepe was about to sign with Inter Milán, who were negotiating with both the Portuguese defender and James Rodríguez. When the deal was almost to be closed, Unai Emery showed his interest and convinced the defender, who will be able to play the Champions League two years more. Now, Thiago Silva or Marquinhos will be his colleagues, difficult competitors to get a spot in the line-up.
Pepe had also a very good offer from the Chinese club Hebei Fortune. He could get the best contract of his life at the end of his career, but Pepe has always showed his willingness in playing with a top European club.
The Portuguese defender played for the very last time for Los Blancos in the derby against Atĺetico Madrid in La Liga. He got injured in the ribs and he had to be substituted after scoring the opening goal. Pepe signed for Los Blancos in 2007 and he has become one of the best defenders in the world with Real Madrid. Now, he will end his career with PSG, another top flight club.