​Pepe has had a decorated career during his 10-year spell with La Liga and European champions Real Madrid. Now has come the time for him to move on and reports showed that Paris Saint-Germain were the top suitors for the Portuguese international.

Spanish newspaper ​Marca however, report that Pepe is set to join Turkish league champions Besiktas after a change of heart in the final moments before joining PSG.


The centre-back had even completed his medical with the French giants but ultimately opted out for a challenge elsewhere.

After refusing to find a deal with Real Madrid, Pepe looks to be going to Istanbul to complete the move to this year's Süper Lig champions and join fellow Portuguese international Ricardo Quaresma. 

Though often criticised for his lack of sportsmanship on the pitch, Pepe has had a notable career with his impressive defensive statistics with Los Blancos

Since 2010, the 34-year-old has made an average of 4.7 clearances and 3.7 interceptions per game; with his passing success rate at an average of 83.7%.

Pepe's move to Besiktas will make way for a secure spot in defence for French youngster Raphaël Varane, who looks set to maintain a solid wall under the guidance of Sergio Ramos.