Portugal defender Pepe returns to Porto from Besiktas after signing a two-and-a-half year deal

Reuters January 09, 2019 15:21:33 IST
Portugal defender Pepe returns to Porto from Besiktas after signing a two-and-a-half year deal
  • Former Real Madrid defender Pepe has returned to Porto after signing a two-and-a-half year deal with the Portuguese club

  • Pepe, 35, spent three seasons at Porto from 2004-07, winning two league titles before a 30 million-euros ($34.3 million) move to Real Madrid

  • The rugged defender, who will be reunited at Porto with former Real Madrid teammate Iker Casillas, joined Besiktas in 2017 but rescinded his contract

Veteran Portugal defender Pepe has returned to Porto after signing a two-and-a-half year deal, the Portuguese champions said on Tuesday.

Portugal defender Pepe returns to Porto from Besiktas after signing a twoandahalf year deal

File image of Portugal's Pepe. AFP

Pepe, 35, spent three seasons at Porto from 2004-07, winning two league titles before a 30 million-euros ($34.3 million) move to Real Madrid, where he spent the next decade, winning three La Liga crowns and lifting the Champions League trophy three times.

The rugged defender, who will be reunited at Porto with former Real Madrid teammate Iker Casillas, joined Besiktas in 2017 but rescinded his contract with the Turkish club last month.

Porto are six points clear at the top of the Portuguese top flight.

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