Besiktas, Next Destination for Pepe?

Besiktas, Next Destination for Pepe?


Pepe will be a free agent on the 30th of June. His future is still unknown because the Portuguese defender hasn’t signed anything with any club. All the informations said that PSG moved quickly to tie the defender, but a new opportunity has come up for the full-back. Besiktas scouters are in Portugal to try to reach an agreement with the players’ agent.

Pepe is currently focused in the Confederations Cup so it’s very unlikely that we know his future in the next few days. However, once the tournament ends, the player will sign a contract with another club. His deal with Real Madrid expires on the 30th of June, so afterwards, he’ll be a free agent, able to negotiate with any club.

His first option was PSG, but he will face heavy competence there. Marquinhos and Thiago Silva are the two full-backs, so Pepe would have to wait for an opportunity on the bench. This issue makes him hesitate about the idea of moving to France. Now, Besiktas are trying to tie him and the Turkish club plays the next Champions League and Pepe will be a very important player in the team.

Besiktas sent this week an agent to Portugal to try to negotiate for Pepe. His name is Ahmed Butut and he’s also Arda Turan’s agent: “Yes, I’m currently in Lisbon because of Pepe. There are huge clubs chasing him up, but his transfer to Besiktas is close”, the Turkish media published.

Pepe didn’t accept the offer presented by Real Madrid. Los Blancos offered him a one year deal but the player wanted two more years. There was no agreement so Pepe left the club. The defender wasn’t happy at all and he criticized Florentino Pérez and Zinedine Zidane in his farewell. Unfortunately, he got injured against Atlético Madrid in La Liga and he wasn’t able to play the last games of the season, including the final stages of the Champions League.