Bordeaux Complete Pepe Loan
Real Madrid’s young left-back Pepe has been announced as Bordeaux’s second signing of the January transfer window with the 21-year-old agreeing a six-month loan deal.
Bordeaux confirmed the conversion of fellow left-back Khalid Abboubi’s loan deal into a permanent €19,000,000 transfer.
Pepe has been battling it out with Real Madrid’s first-team left-back Ian Molinari for a starting spot and has made 13 league starts as a result but since November, Pepe has seen himself more out of the team than in.
The 21-year-old came through Real Madrid’s academy and made his Real Madrid first-team debut back in 2023, coming on as a substitute for Alex Telles.
Pepe had to wait another two years for another first-team appearance but impressed for Castilla in the meantime. Last season he made his first start for Real Madrid along with three substitute appearances.
This season has been his breakthrough year at the Santiago Bernabeu despite Real Madrid trailing the league leaders by nine points already.
Conor McDonald agreed a €6,000,000 loan fee with Madrid boss Jurgen Klopp as compensation for taking away a talented left-back alternative in his first-team plans.
Pepe will now battle it out with Khalid Abboubi for the starting spot this season at Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux.
In other transfer news, Bordeaux have added to their youth teams with seven new players.
Conor McDonald’s former club have had their back-up goalkeeper taken for €600,000 as Josef Perrin joins Bordeaux. Maximiliano González, Julián Rizzi, Fabian Zarco, Carlos Aguero and Juan Roy have all joined the Ligue 1 side for a combined fee of €8,000,000.
FK Vojvodina’s 18-year-old attacking midfielder Dalibor Palinkas has also joined Bordeaux for €1,500,000.
Seb: It's great to finally say he's ours as he has been nothing short of sensational since his first spell last season.
Scott: He fits the bill perfectly here! The only bad thing about it is how long it's taken us to finally come to an agreement over a permanent move from Juve.
Tango: Once we get some oil-rich Russian or Arab then we'll ditch the loans