Portuguese star leaves Real Madrid


Pepe joined Real Madrid in 2007, going on to win the Champions League three times as well as three LaLiga titles and the Copa del Rey twice before his contract ran out at the end of last season.

And despite being linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain, the Portuguese defender has agreed to a two-year deal with Besiktas, with the option of a third year, according to reports in Turkey.

During his 10 years in Madrid, Pepe played on teams that won three Champions League trophies and three La Liga titles, but had fallen down the pecking order for Zinedine Zidane in recent months in part due to injuries.

However, the 34-year-old changed his mind and joined Besiktas on a free transfer.

The fromer Real Madrid player ended his 10-year stint at the club after being released to become a free agent this summer.

The Portugal defender's signing was announced by the Turkish club on Twitter on Tuesday
The Portugal defender's signing was announced by the Turkish club on Twitter on Tuesday

He was a part of the Portugal side that finished third in this summer's Confederations Cup in Russian Federation.

He also has the honour of being named man of the match as Portugal beat hosts France in extra time in the Euro 2016 final.

While he is experienced and a strong defender, he is also known to be rather aggressive and violent on field.

The fans will definitely miss his spirited character and his partnership with Sergio Ramos.

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