Real Madrid legend Pepe finds new club after talks with PSG break down


Former Real Madrid player Pepe is set to join Turkish outfit Besiktas, Marca are reporting, after the defender’s contract expired.

The Portugal veteran was heavily linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain before talks with the Ligue 1 side broke down.

According to Marca, Pepe even went as far as having a medical with the Parisians but a dispute over his contract length will now see him move to Turkey

Pepe’s made just 13 appearances in an injury-hit final season at the Bernabeu.

Pepe, 34, joined Real in 2007 and went on to win three La Liga titles as well as three Champions League trophies.


Confederations Cup exit

At his new club, Pepe will link up with international teammate Ricardo Quaresma.

Pepe is set to take part in Sunday’s 3rd-4th Confederations Cup play-off on Sunday when Portugal take on Mexico.

Portugal were knocked out by Chile in the semi-final, losing 3-0 in a penalty shootout after a deadlocked 120 minutes.

Pepe has since defended national team captain Cristiano Ronaldo for the side’s exit.