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Pepe renews with Real Madrid until 2017

#PEPE2017: Real Madrid's defender Pepe signed a two-season contract extension

August 21, 2015 By Oscar Casanova Perches
The Portuguese player joined Real Madrid in 2007 after playing for Porto. The new contract expires on June 30, 2017.

In a special ceremony held at Real Madrid's Board Room, Florentino Perez and Pepe made the announcement that the Portuguese defender was signing a contract extension with the club from the Spanish capital for the next two seasons. By the time the new contract expires, Pepe will have played for Real Madrid ten years.

The 32-year old player seemed happy throughout the ceremony, that ends any doubts of him leaving anytime soon. He joins Sergio Ramos and Marcelo in the list of players that have renewed their contracts over the summer, with Ramos signing his extension just this past Monday. 

The contract extension is Twitter-Official 

"We're very happy, working hard and doing everything the coach asks of us to come into the season in good shape and firing on all cylinders," Pepe said as the tea, prepares its season debut against Sporting Gijon this Saturday.

The club issued a statement giving details about the length of Pepe's new contract but does not reveal the amount of money that Pepe will be receiving the next two years. In the ceremony, Perez gave the center back a watch and a jersey with his name along with the number 2017, the year his contract expires.

Some images from the ceremony held at the Bernabeu

"Real Madrid C. F. and Pepe have agreed to extend the player's contract, which will now see him remain at the club until 30 June 2017," were the words written in the statement.

Pepe arrived to Real Madrid in 2007 after playing with Porto for three years. He had started his professional career in Brazil, where he was born, with Alagoano and Corinthians. He moved to Portugal in 2001 and switched his citizenship so he now plays with the Portuguese national team alongside Cristiano Ronaldo.

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