Pepe will be leaving Real Madrid this
month and has taken to social media to
pen a heartfelt farewell letter to the
The Portuguese defender confirmed he
would be leaving the club when his
contract expires, after he was offered a
one-year extension instead of the two
years he wanted.
And Pepe has noe picked today to say
his goodbyes to the Santiago Bernabeu
and its fans.
The 34-year-old wrote on Instagram: “On
July 12, 2007 I arrived at Real Madrid
with the illusion of a boy who arrived
where he had dreamed every day of his
“Today, 10 years later, I have to stop
wearing this badge. Every day I wore this
shirt, I did it with the illusion of always.
“Today I can only thank all of you who
have supported me, that you have written
this beautiful story with me. Thanks to
each one of you, who accompanied me.
Thanks to all the friends and colleagues I
know will stay wherever I go.
“I say goodbye also to this city, which
has seen the birth and growth of my
daughters. I am very happy for what I
have achieved and I will carry your
affection in the heart!
“And I say it again … The best of these
10 years ??? To train every day, to live
with each and every one of the
employees of this club … Treading the
Santiago Bernabeu and feeling your
support was always magic!
“In my heart I keep your affection, and
this feeling of duty fulfilled … Real
Madrid and your affection will always be
part of my history, my life! Thanks and
Until Always! “.