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Wolves linked with £7m move for Pepe

Nuno Espirito Santo is set to add yet another Portuguese player to his playing staff, as Wolves plot to sign 35-year-old Pepe from Besiktas.

The Sun are reporting that the Turkish side are demanding £7m for the defender, who has a year left on his contract. Pepe has spent one season in Turkey, making 34 appearances in all competitions.

The veteran centre-back would certainly add a great deal of experience to the newly promoted Wolves squad, having won 20 titles during his decorated career. His most notable achievements include 3 Champions League trophies, 3 La Liga titles and the 2016 European Championship.

The signing will also boost the number of players from Portugal in the side to eight, as Wolves continue their Portuguese revolution. The news comes shortly after Wolves completed the £5 million signing of Joao Moutinho from Monaco.

If Pepe does put pen to paper, there’s a strong chance he will become one of the Wanderers highest paid players, however the acquisition will bolster their backline and the wages will surely be justified. Wolves kick off their Premier League campaign at home against Everton, where they will be hoping to pull off a big win.

Survival will ultimately be the main objective of Santo’s debut Premiership campaign, however if they start the season strongly there is no reason they cannot push for a top half finish.

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