28/06/2021; 7:29 PM By : Steven D. Thompson
PSG has reportedly leapfrogged Chelsea, Manchester City, and Bayern Munich in recent days to acquire the signing of former Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos. The Spanish defender became a free agent at the end of May and now has his pick of prominent clubs across the globe as his destination of choice to play his soccer for next season. Also, the French giants were the usual suspects of daily transfer news.
Unsurprisingly, the four-time Champions League champion has a large list of suitors to pick from, but according to AS, Paris Saint-Germain is the favourite to sign him. Ramos is known to be a huge admirer of Brazilian Neymar, and therefore the prospect of lining up alongside him will be a huge drawcard for the defender. The presence of several former Real Madrid teammates like Keylor Navas and Angel di Maria will also be an enticement to the 35-year-old to make his home in the French capital. While Ancelotti is very busy with filling his position, Ramos apparently is very busy with finding a suitable place for him.
Despite Ramos turning 36 in March next year, he is still one of the world's premier defenders, and it has come as no surprise to see some of the best club sides in the world lining up to sign him.
The Spaniard was omitted from Luis Enrique's Euro 2020 squad after missing a large portion of the domestic season with his club because of injuries. However, he is a leader in any team he plays for and a serial winner and will remain an asset for club and country until he decides to retire from the game.
In addition to his European championships, he has won five La Liga crowns with Real Madrid, and at the international level, he has guided Spain to the World Cup and two European Championships victories. All of those trophies and titles will not come cheap, and he reportedly would prefer to put pen to paper on a two-year contract for €12 million per year. Sometimes a free transfer is not as inexpensive as one might think, but as we know from the previous transfer news of PSG, this number is quite affordable for Parisians.