Real Madrid to renew Pepe’s contract

Real Madrid to renew Pepe’s contract


Real Madrid were banned last week to buy new players in the next two transfer windows. Although at the club they trust that the situation can be changed with the appealing to the CAS, they are working to cover all the possibilities. And, obviously, one of the most important one is renewing the contract of those players whose deal is about to finish.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Luka Modric and Toni Kroos are among those players whose contracts are about to expire. However, there is still plenty of time to get a better deal for both the footballers and the club. On the other hand, Pepe’s current situation needs to be solved quickly because his contract ends at the end of the season.

Pepe played again in the starting eleven against Osasuna. The Portuguese even scored a goal and started the season very good, just how he finished the previous one. The defender was one of the best players in the Euro and helped Portugal to lift their first major trophy. With Real Madrid, he was the leader of the defence line with Sergio Ramos, taking over Raphael Varane.

Florentino Pérez wants to renew Pepe’s contract, ending at the end of the season. The 33-year-old defender has started his tenth season at Real Madrid, team he joined in 2007 from Porto for a €30M transfer fee. In this time, he became quite controversial with some agresive tackles -like the one with Javier Casquero, from Getafe-, but he has changed the way of playing becoming one of the best defenders in Europe.

According to the Spanish newspaper Marca, Real Madrid and Pepe are already in talks to extend the contract until 2019. Then, the Portuguese will be 35 year old and will have played 12 season for Los Blancos.

Last year, Pepe appeared in 21 games for Real Madrid in La Liga, scoring one goal against Celta and only receiving five yellow cards. He was even more important in the Champions League, where Pepe played 9 games, including the quarter finals, semifinals and the final against Atlético de Madrid.