Pepe blasts RM handling of departure

Pepe has confirmed he will leave Real Madrid this summer but has criticised the club’s handling of the situation and does not know his next club yet.

The 34-year-old has made 334 appearances for Los Blancos since joining from Porto a decade ago and looks set to join another European club, with reported heavy interest from both Inter in Italy and Paris Saint-Germain.

"I don't want to blame anyone; what Zidane has done with Real Madrid is spectacular, but there are things I don't understand,” Pepe explained on El Partidazo on Cope.

"I didn't say goodbye to Zidane because Zidane and Real Madrid knew I was going before I did; Real Madrid's behaviour has not been correct.

"The club did not defend me over tax issues, they knew I was up to date with no problem but did not speak.

"It is clear that I will not continue at Real Madrid. One stage is over and, from now on, another one will start.

"I have given ten years to this club with pride and have given my body and soul.

“My destination has not been decided yet. Paris or Milan? Perhaps, but there are also offers from England.”

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