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From Turkey: Pepe edging closer to joining the Portuguese revolution at Wolves

From Turkey: Pepe edging closer to joining the Portuguese revolution at Wolves

Portuguese international Pepe, 35, is reportedly closing in on a move to the newly-promoted Premier League side.

Pepe, who is just one appearance away from reaching 100 caps with Portugal, spent all of last season at Besiktas, and, according to Turkish newspaper Fanatik, the central defender is now very close to signing for the West Midlands club.

Having been interesting Wolves over the last few days, such news does not come as a surprise, although it would still undoubtedly prove an incredible piece of business from Wolves, with Pepe still very much an outstanding centreback, offering an excellent physical presence and good reading of the game.

He would, quite extraordinarily, become the tenth Portuguese player in Wolves' ranks, after Rui Patricio, Joao Moutinho, Ruben Neves, Ivan Cavaleiro, Helder Costa, Diogo Jota, Ruben Vinagre, Paulo Alves and Pedro Goncalves.

With the English transfer window ending in under two weeks, Wolves will be looking to get the deal over the line as quickly as possible.

The news is yet to be confirmed, but first indications that Pepe could be on his way out came after he was left out of the Besiktas squad for their Europa League qualifying game earlier this week, along with international teammate Ricardo Quaresma.

Porto have been another club to show great interest in bringing back their former central defender.

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