04/02/2022; 4:35 PM By : Steven D. Thompson
Florentino Perez must have seen what many failed to see, and events haved to make him look like a sage. The Real Madrid president has had a knack of making more often than not the right decisions concerning players. Bar a few misjudgements, he has been correct and is perhaps one of the reasons he has been successful as a president.
Paris Saint-Germain must be wondering what they did wrong as their star ensemble is looking more like a rag-tag set-up. The Paris club have a few issues on their hands. Lionel Messi is yet to hit his strides and is even reportedly unhappy at the club. The coach has not settled on a number one goalkeeper, with rumours of a change of manager unending and Georgino Wijnaldum unsettled at the club. The latest issue is Sergio Ramos, who is yet to get into his element.
The latest suggestion for the Real Madrid legend is that retirement is on the cards.
With only five games under his belt for PSG, the future continues to look dim for Sergio Ramos. Newspaper Le Parisien reports genuine worries that Ramos may have to call time on his career. Retirement will come far earlier than he had intended. The injuries to the defender have made it a possibility that it could happen soon.
According to the report, Ramos is recovering from an injury similar to last season. The injury ruled him out of Real Madrid’s late-season title surge. It was also why Luis Enrique left him out of the Spanish squad for Euro 2020. The only difference is that the injury has moved from the left leg to the right.
Former doctor with the France national team Jean-Marcel Ferret described Ramos' injury as old calf syndrome. According to the doctor, due to its unpredictability, the injuries are strenuous. Ferret further stressed that flexibility in Ramos’ calves is lost.
Ramos joined PSG as a free agent from Real Madrid and goes home with a yearly wage of £10 million.
When Ramos asked for a two-year contract at Real Madrid, and Perez insisted on one year, with renewal based on performance, he may have seen the future. Why commit scarce resources to a player that would rarely play.
Ramos got his wishes at Paris Saint-Germain, who thought they had made a massive coup, but it looked every day like eggs on their face. Sergio Ramos has spent the bulk of the last year trying to stay fit, and there are suggestions of the Spanish defender calling time on his career due to the spate of injuries.
Since he arrived at PSG, Ramos has managed five appearances, with the legendary defender completing 90 minutes on two occasions. Sergio Ramos turns 36 next month but is currently recovering from a calf injury as he races against time to be fit to play the mouth-watering Champions League last-16 first leg against his former club Real Madrid. The match comes up in two weeks. The defender is also a doubt for the return leg at the Santiago Bernabeu.
It would be sad to see Ramos bow out like this, but it is looking inevitable at the moment.