Following 10 years of playing time at the Santiago Bernabeu as a player of Real Madrid, Pepe penned a 2 year deal with the Turkish outfit Beşiktaş.
Pepe is a 34 year old player who is entering the final phases of his professional playing career and despite having that elevated age; he was still an attractive player that could be signed by many clubs.
One of the main reasons of why a few clubs showed interested in signing the Portuguese is due to the vast experience that he has after playing in some of the biggest stages in the world of football as well as having secured major pieces of silverware such as the UEFA Champions League with Real Madrid and the UEFA Euro´s with his national side, just to name a few of his more recognized trophies.
In spite of not being in the younger side of age, Pepe certainly has traits that any club can benefit from.
The agent of the Portuguese veteran has recently revealed details concerning all of the teams that approached him and wanted to secure his services. Surprisingly enough, a few of the clubs that attempted to do so were Juventus, Inter Milan and Paris Saint-Germain as his agent Ahmet Bulut said: ¨The talks lasted three months; we didn’t find the agreement with Besiktas in a week.
¨Paris Saint-Germain and Inter wanted him, and Juventus made an attempt at the last minute but we were at a point where the Bianconeri were no longer an alternative¨
From the looks of it, Pepe denied offers to join top clubs as he instead opted to make a move to Turkey and compete in Beşiktaş.