Cristiano Ronaldo who is the current captain of Al-Nassr has urged the club to sign his fellow countryman Pepe from FC Porto.
Pepe who is 40 years old is a veteran defender who plays as a defensive midfielder or center-back for FC Porto and Portugal’s national team.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Pepe were former teammates at Real Madrid and the both were handy in the trophies that the Los Blancos won between 2007 and 2017.
Recall we reported that Cristiano Ronaldo joined Al-Nassr as a free agent from Manchester United after his explosive interview with Piers Morgan.
The news was brought to light by the Portuguese football transfer guru Pedro Almeida, who disclosed it on his Twitter handle (@pedrogva6) on Friday.
“Cristiano Ronaldo asked to Al-Nassr board to sign #Pepe, the Portuguese player is at the end of contract with Porto. #AlNassr”
“Porto wants to extend contract with player. 🔵 #Porto,” he concluded.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Pepe have won 15 trophies together and football fans thought Qatar World Cup was the last we will see the duo together.
Alas, we are still in for a show as Cristiano Ronaldo still wants to enjoy a last stint together with his countryman.
The friendship between Pepe and Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the strongest in modern-day football, and also the most famous of the Portuguese national team.
The two never leave each other’s side during training with the national team and have been the foremost leaders in the team for decades.
The Duo met each other at Sporting in the Portuguese league and were teammates for Real Madrid, headed to Qatar together under the leadership of Fernando Santos and now want to reunite at Saudi Arabia.
Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro GOIH ComM is a Portuguese footballer who captains both the Saudi Arabia club Al Nassr and the Portugal national team.
Ronaldo was born on 5th February 1985 and is currently 38 years of age and is still actively playing.
CR7 is globally regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, and he has won five Ballon d’Or awards and four European Golden Shoes, the most by a European player.
The former Manchester United player has won 32 trophies in his career, which includes seven league titles, five UEFA Champions Leagues, the UEFA European Championship and the UEFA Nations League.
Ronaldo holds the records for most appearances (183), goals (140), and assists (42) in the Champions League, goals in the European Championship (14), men’s international goals (122), and men’s international appearances (198).
The forward is one of the few players to have reached a milestone of over 1,100 professional career appearances and has scored over 800 official senior career goals for club and country.
Kepler Laveran de Lima Ferreira ComM who is widely known as Pepe is a Brazilian-Portuguese footballer who plays as a center-back and defensive-midfielder for Porto and the Portugal national team.
He was born on 26 February 1983 and is widely regarded as one of the greatest defenders of his generation.
Pepe has played for Marítimo, Porto, Real Madrid, and Beşiktaş, with individual and team success with the middle two clubs.
He has also won three La Liga titles, three UEFA Champions League titles, two Copa del Rey titles and made 334 appearances for Real Madrid.
Pepe has also won four Primeira Liga titles and three Taça de Portugal titles with FC Porto in the Portuguese League.
Pepe was born and bred in Brazil but opted to play for Portugal’s national team and he has earned 133 caps since his debut in 2007.