Panic signing: Nuno must avoid temptation to bring Pepe to Wolves
According to The Mirror, Wolverhampton Wanderers are mulling over a move for veteran defender Pepe.
Besiktas are crippled with financial worries and have released Pepe to ease their monetary problems.
Wolves could swoop for the 35-year-old, who will be available on a free transfer.
With Jorge Mendes as Pepe’s agent and Wolves’ growing Portuguese contingent, this move seems feasible.
When Nuno Espirito Santo’s need for a centre-back is factored into the equation as well, Pepe to Wolves could be on the cards.
But Nuno must resist the temptation to bring the 103-cap Portugal international to Molineux as it would be a panic buy.
Instead, he needs to look to the long-term future to find his solution at centre-half.
Pepe has vast experience in Europe, having spent 10 seasons with Real Madrid – amassing nearly 350 appearances- as well as time in Portugal and Turkey.
After one-and-a-half seasons with Besiktas, Pepe is free to move again.
And while he would add undoubted experience to Wolves’ ranks, this move makes little sense moving forward.
Nuno has compiled a team of dynamic young players who are on the up, while Pepe’s best days are behind him.
He will be 36 in February, his wages demands are likely to be astronomical and Wolves should be pursuing younger alternatives in central defence.
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