How did Pepe go from a baby book shelf lamp to a new shelf item?

Pepe’s story is a fascinating one. 

It is no secret that the club was considering selling the striker in January 2011, with Roberto Mancini the first to offer the former Liverpool and Arsenal striker a move to Inter.

However, Pepe’s move to the Nerazzurri was delayed, after a transfer ban from Spain, due to the need to complete a medical. 

On a similar note, the Nerazurri also needed a player to replace the departed Pepe, with the Neras playing style being more defensive.

However after a disappointing season, the Argentine was finally given the opportunity to play for the Neranero. 

Pepe, on the other hand, has remained a regular in the Neros lineup, starting all but one game for the club.

He scored the first goal in the club’s 4-0 win over Torino on the final day of the 2013/14 campaign, and has played in all but three of the Nera’s Serie A matches, scoring four times. 

When Pepe was introduced to the team in the summer of 2013, it was clear that he had to be a key player.

In his first season, Pepe had two goals and an assist in Serie A, as the Neranos reached the Europa League Final and won the Copa del Rey.

However his form dropped off during the following season, with a lack of goals and assists and the Neranas finishing in fifth place in the Serie A table. 

With a loan spell at Juventus, Pepe made an impressive return to the national side, scoring two goals in Serie C and three in Serie D. Pepe also featured for his country in the Copacabana, scoring a brace against Colombia in the third round of the 2014 World Cup, where he also scored a goal. 

After being loaned back to Juventus, he was again involved in the World Cup qualifiers, but again failed to score a goal, and the national team eventually ended up missing out on qualifying for the 2019 World Cup in Russia. 

This all culminated in Pepe being sold to Lazio in the transfer window of 2015, and it was there that the Argentine finally found his feet, scoring five goals in 13 appearances. 

Now the Nerazo’s next challenge is to keep up the impressive form of last season. 

According to the website of the club, the goalkeeping coach of the year award will be given to Pepe, and he is already the leading scorer in Serie B with 13 goals in 31 appearances.

Pepe is the first Argentine to win the award, as he also received a place in last season’s team of the tournament, where the Neragos finished third. 

In the current transfer window, the club has announced the signing of several new players.

The Nerazionario have also acquired another Argentine striker, Mario Lopez, for a fee of €4.5 million. 

Lopez, who spent the last two seasons with Palermo in the Italian Serie A after signing in the Summer of 2016, is also a former player for Nerazio, and was a key part of the side that won the 2015/16 Copa Libertadores. 

For the first time, Pepe is part of a squad with two players from his homeland, as Diego Forlan, the current captain, and Fernando Llorente, the midfielder, have joined the Neraza. 

The Nerazos have also confirmed the signing of Diego Llorende, who was a part of last year’s squad, as well as Fernando Llorence, the striker who is currently a regular with the Argentine national side. 

At the moment, the goalscorer is the only player in the squad who is currently playing in the Premier League, having scored just two goals, and he will miss the upcoming Champions League.