Manchester City plot €25m Real Madrid defender deal

Published Add your comment

Football News

Manchester City are being linked with a €25million move for Real Madrid defender Pepe.

Spanish publication AS claims a Citizens delegation will travel to the Santiago Bernabeu this week, and look to negotiate a deal to bring the Portuguese centre back to the Etihad Stadium.

The paper goes on to claim Manuel Pellegrini, who is yet to be officially appointed as Manchester City manager, is a big admirer of the 30-year-old.

Pepe began his career at Maritimo, but came to prominence following a move to FC Porto back in 2004. His first season was spent mainly as a back-up, before becoming a key part of the side at the Estadio do Dragao in the next two campaigns.

His form earned him a move to Real Madrid, and the 51-cap international has featured regularly in the Spanish capital ever since.

However, his future with the club is now in doubt, with Raphael Varane replacing Pepe towards the end of the last campaign.

Despite being contracted to the club until 2016, a move to Manchester City would offer the defender a chance to land one final ‘big’ contract, according to the paper, and would also give Pepe the chance to test his skills in the Premier League.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Manchester City
Premier League
Real Madrid
La Liga

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again