Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has expanded his team ranks this summer but the German is yet looking to land another. There are reports that Liverpool could sign Adrien Rabiot if he would come at no further cost to the Merseyside club.
Former Real Madrid player Pepe was interested to play in the Premier League and there were some media reports that the player might be coming to Wolves. Indeed Wolves who were just promoted to the Premier League was looking to strengthen the team and was looking to Pepe as a player that can provide some steel at the back.
Pepe is renowned for his hard tackling style that can get over the line sometimes which has resulted in him getting more than 150 cards in his career.
Wolverhampton Wanderers, the all new to the Premier League is making best attempts to sign Pepe, the Portugal International from Besiktas. Pepe, soon after his contract expiration of Real Madrid moved Turkey. He still has one year remaining with the agreement with Besiktas which is playing almost $100,000 per week. This is indeed the best deal, especially if Besiktas decides to sell the transfer fee which would be close to $10M. In 2007, Pepe joined Real Madrid from Porto for a sum of $35m. Since his career in the game club in Europe, he has earned 5 leagues, 3 champions league, 2 FIFA Club World Cups and 3 domestic cups.
Former Arsenal and Manchester City player Samir Nasriis set to leave Turkish side Antalyaspor. The club has confirmed that the 30-year old midfielder would exit after a disappointing spell. The player was expected to breathe life into his dying career but he could not quite achieve that in Turkey.
Former Real Madrid central defender Pepe says he wants Cristiano Ronaldo to join him at Turkish side Besiktas. The Portuguese wants his compatriot to leave the Bernabeu to join him at the club with a rising European profile. The Euro 2016 winner wants to be reunited with the former Red Devils’ star.
The pair played together for eight years in Spain, winning multiple titles. Pepe ended his decade long stay at the club last summer. He moved to Istanbul where he is helping them become a formidable force in European club football. The 34-year old defender had offers from different top sides but he opted to move to the Turkey giant.
Germany are the current champions of football after having emerged victorious during the 2014 FIFA World Cup and now Joachim Low’s squad has to try to defend their title and prove why they are historically rated so highly.
With the 2018 edition of the FIFA World Cup edging closer and closer, the qualifiers have been taking place and national teams from all over the world are trying to earn their qualification ticket. There are many teams that are already eliminated or that have an extremely difficult chance to make it through but Germany on the other side has already qualified.
Pepe is a 34 year old defender who is mostly known for his time spent performing for Real Madrid as it was the club where the Portuguese player managed to lift some of the most coveted pieces of silverware in the world football including the UEFA Champions League and the Spanish League, La Liga.
The time-lapse from Pepe saw him joining Real Madrid on 2007 and leaving in 2017, during his final season spent at the Santiago Bernabeu, his appearances significantly dropped and at the age of 34, he opted to make a move to Besiktas.
Former Manchester United player Owen Hargreaves has had a few things to say concerning the 24 year old midfielder Paul Pogba who became the most expensive football signing ever after completing his move from Juventus over to Manchester United on August of 2016 for a transfer fee of £89 million.
After Paul Pogba´s transfer to Manchester United was done, expectations were high for the French player as supporters of the club and of the player himself wanted to see him showcasing his skills as well as proving why the Premier League club decided to splash out so much cash in a performer.
Unfortunately, those expectations were not met as Paul Pogba was a regular starter but he could not really shine as his performances were average at best. There wasn´t anything really game-changing from the French player who became the most expensive signing in the history of the sport.
During Pogba´s debut season in Old Trafford, he managed to make 30 appearances where the French player scored 5 goals and provided his teammates with 4 assists.
Owen Hargreaves has emerged and defended Paul Pogba as the former Manchester United player said that Pogba is being unfairly judged.
¨People are judging the price-tag, people are judging the haircuts and all these other flash things they see but you look at his stats over the last four seasons: 10 goals and 10 assists, this is what you get, and he’s on track for that¨
“The whole point is he went from a great Juventus team with Carlos Tevez, Arturo Vidal and Andrea Pirlo and he was one player in a great group of players but now, because of the price-tag, he is the focal point, 10 goals and 10 assists, that’s him but he’s going to have to step that up a little bit because the price-tag is so high and the team will expect more from him¨ Owen Hargreaves said.
The current pundit for BT Sport, Hargreaves continues on saying that Pogba indeed has what it takes to become a world-class player but he needs time to properly establish himself in Manchester United.
Simone Pepe has been performing with the Real Madrid jersey since July 10 of 2007, which was the date when the Portuguese defender signed with the Spanish titans for a transfer fee of €30 million.
Ever since then, Pepe has been a fairly regular starter as he has played a significant role for Real Madrid in just about every single season but after 10 years, it seems like Pepe´s time in the Santiago Bernabeu might be reaching it´s end.
The contract of Pepe expires in the summer of 2017 and there are rumors going on claiming that he could be joining another club. Pepe is 34 years old and even though he continues playing at a high level, age is a factor that takes its toll on anyone.
Zinedine Zidane recently talked about Pepe´s current situation as well as the future of the veteran defender and the French manager said: “Pepe’s career has been spectacular. It’s been 10 years where he’s done fantastic things, but with this I’m not telling you what is going to happen next year because I do not know´´
When the player himself was asked about his near future at the Santiago Bernabeu, Pepe was unsure as the Portuguese player replied by saying: ´´My future? As we have a Champions League final around the corner it would be disrespectful to talk about that´´
“The club has more important things to think about at the moment. I’ll wait until the last minute to see what happens. A part of my heart will always be Madridista´´
There have even been rumors emerging linking potential defenders who might be able to replace Pepe in case he does leave during this summer; one of the players that has recently been linked is Jerome Boateng of Bayern Munich.
Real Madrid defender Pepe has claimed that he is ready to stay at the Santiago Bernabeu beyond the end of the season.
The defender is out of contract in the summer, and he has reportedly not been offered a new deal just yet. The club are clearly taking their time about retaining the player, who is 34 years old. Despite his concerns about the age, Pepe has been a regular first-team player for the club. He has been at Madrid since 2007 after having joined from FC Porto. Over the years, he has won the league title, two Champions League trophies, two FIFA Club World Cup medals, and several other trophies.
The defender once again proved his worth to the team by scoring the opening goal in the 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid during the weekend. The player also fractured two ribs in the process and will now be out for a considerable period of time.
President Florentino Perez has revealed that the external the contribution of Pepe has been clear for everyone to see. He says that Pepe is an example for all players on and off the field. Even though Real Madrid defender Nacho has been only playing with Pepe in recent years, he says that the Portuguese defender has been a huge influence on his career.
“Until June 30 I am under contract at Real Madrid. As I’ve said before, I will wait for Madrid until the last second, and I will make sacrifices every day to be able to stay here,” said Pepe about his future.”Pepe is an example both on and off the field — he carries Real Madrid in his heart.He has won every trophy there is to win twice during his 10 years at the club: two Champions Leagues, two Leagues, two Club World Cups,” said Perez.