Sergio Ramos has reportedly accepted a two-year offer from Paris Saint-Germain after rejecting two offers from Premier League clubs.
The 35-year-old defender may be a free agent after bidding an emotional farewell to Real Madrid last month after the Spanish club refused to offer in to his contract demands.
But Ramos looks to be set to hitch Mauricio Pochettino’s side, consistent with RMC Sport. The French outlet report that the centre back’s brother has been in Paris to finalise a deal.
Sergio Ramos After 16 years at Real Madrid, the veteran defender became a free agent on Thursday and already has his eye on his next destination.
Sergio Ramos Paris Saint-Germain are in advanced negotiations to sign Sergio Ramos on a free transfer after the defender’s Real Madrid contract expired on Wednesday, sources have confirmed to ESPN.
Sergio Ramos Ramos announced last month that he would go away Madrid after failing to succeed in an agreement to increase his 16-year stay within the Madrid .
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ESPN first revealed on Monday that PSG had intensified talks with the centre-back’s camp.
Sergio Ramos The report claims that Ramos rejected offers from two English clubs in favour of joining PSG, despite being offered a considerably higher wage by one among the teams.
The defender is predicted to finish the move subject to a medical, which can happen during a few days.
Sergio Ramos PSG will haven’t any issues paying the Spaniard’s hefty wages and can value his experience, especially within the Champions League.
Sergio Ramos Sources on the brink of the deal said that things have advanced throughout the week and a final judgment is predicted within the coming days.
Ramos wants a two-year deal but PSG are only offering one with a second year as an choice to be triggered by mutual content. His wages should even be less than what he was earning in Spain and what he would have earned had he stayed at the Bernabeu.
Sergio Ramos The Spain international, who turned 35 in March, didn’t strike an agreement with Madrid thanks to discrepancies over the length of the deal.
Los Blancos were only willing to supply one year and by the time Ramos agreed to simply accept the club’s proposal he was told the deadline had expired.
ESPN previously reported that both Manchester City and Bayern Munich also are monitoring Ramos’ situation but various sources said he prefers PSG’s offer.
Sergio Ramos Sporting director Leonardo presented a project that four-time Champions League winner Ramos considered “ambitious,” sources told ESPN.
Sergio Ramos Sergio Ramos could join PSG within the coming days. Pedro Salado/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images
Ramos views Paris as a more attractive destination for his family and believes the adaption process would be much quicker in France, where he would meet up with former teammates Angel Di Maria and Keylor Navas, also as close friend Neymar who has been on the phone to convince him to simply accept PSG’s offer.
Sergio Ramos Sources detail how PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino has asked the club to strengthen in defence after they omitted on the Ligue 1 title to Lille and were beaten by Manchester City within the Champions League semifinal.
Pochettino has Presnel Kimpembe, Marquinhos, Abdou Diallo and Thilo Kehrer, all aged below 28, and feels the side lacks leadership and knowledge at the rear to compete at the highest level.
At first, PSG didn’t view signing a replacement centre-back as a priority but the emergence of Ramos on a free transfer has been viewed as a chance to not be missed.
Sergio Ramos PSG had been tracking Ramos’ situation throughout the season but didn’t want to form a move until his future at Madrid was decided. Therefore, it had been only on June 16 that sporting director Leonardo stepped up negotiations.
Sergio Ramos The French side have already signed midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum on a free transfer this summer and are on the brink of securing deals for goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma and Inter Milan right-back Achraf Hakimi for around €70 million.
Sam Marsden contributed to the present report.