Ex-Real defender Pepe shuns EPL move for a return Portugal

La Liga By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 07/01/2019

Former Real Madrid defender Pepe has shunned a move to Premier League for a move back to Portugal to reunite with his former club FC Porto following his impending exit from Besiktas.

The report in AS as per A Bola claims that the veteran defender is close to a return to FC Porto.

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Pepe won two league titles with Porto during his time with the 2004-2007 before he secured a move to Real Madrid, where he won two La Liga crowns and three Champions League titles.

The Portuguese defender made 52 appearances for Turkish giants Besiktas after joining on a free transfer from Madrid in the summer of 2017 but left his contract six months early.

Pepe impressed for his nation at this summer’s World Cup and he rejected offers from Asia, Brazilian club Corinthians and the English Premier League to make a move back to FC Porto.