One per PL club: Reasons why they should sign Ramos

Matt Stead
Sergio Ramos and Mo Salah

Sergio Ramos is a free agent. Both Manchester clubs are interested. But every Premier League side should go for him. And we mean all of them.


No team has received more red cards in the Premier League than Arsenal since Mikel Arteta was appointed as manager. Duncan Ferguson, Patrick Vieira and Richard Dunne have been tied on eight dismissals each for more than 12 years but Ramos could break their triology within a season. It would be funny to replace David Luiz with someone even older and more volatile.


It would stop Arsenal getting him and elongate this seemingly bitter feud predicated on hilarious economic bullying.


Another player to bring in for little and sell for loads to Aston Villa in a couple of years. Replace Ramos with Jerome Boateng in 2023 and continue the recycle.


Ramos has underperformed his xG in three of the last four seasons and if he wants to revive his international career then he will have noted that there are more players from Brighton than Real Madrid in Spain’s Euro 2020 squad.


It would certainly be easier for Ramos to finally get all those posters of Ben Mee signed while he sits on the bench as Sean Dyche proves just how far he is willing to go to not play anyone who isn’t British, Irish or an English Football League alumnus.


A central-defensive pairing of Ramos and Thiago Silva and their more than 70 combined years, 1,707 career first-team matches and 54 trophies would be absolutely amazing, although it feels ripe for a chastening and random five-goal February defeat at the hands of a Pedro Neto-inspired Wolves.


They could do with the players, to be honest. Even if he is a little too young.


The path between Everton and Real Madrid
is bizarrely oft-travailed at this point. Plus Ramos and perennially incoming manager Rafa Benitez have always got on famously.


“I remember in the first moment Sergio Ramos said ‘who is this kid? Playing in the line of Newport.’ And was really impressed,” Leeds director of football Victor Orta said last month. The captain of Real Madrid watching League Two is a truly tantalising thought. Ramos must want Marcelo Bielsa to work the same magic on him. He is only human.


Working under Capello, Pellegrini, Mourinho, Ancelotti, Benitez, Zidane, Aragones, Del Bosque and Enrique is all well and good but there is a Rodgers lacking from that list.

Sergio Ramos and Darius Vassell


It is time to be the bigger party and show that no bridge is ever too damaged to mend. Harvey Elliott would be put in a difficult spot, mind.


If Pep Guardiola is going to forever bottle Ederson taking penalties then they need someone to step up.


The 2015 prophecy must finally come to fruition as Ramos, Ezequiel Garay, Wesley Sneijder, Arturo Vidal, Kevin Strootman and Nico Gaitan fire Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to the Premier League title.


He already has a penchant for going topless so will fit right in.


Ramos (two) still trails Norwich (three) in terms of goals scored against Bayern Munich. What better way to ensure that forever remains the case than to sign the fella?


Pretty sure they’ve already signed him once before.


As a player, maybe not. But he is almost five whole years older than their last/current manager and is one of few members of the global population yet to reject them for that role. Plus training would be tasty alongside Eric Dier.


Xisco Munoz had a playing record of P11 W1 D5 L5 F6 A12 against Ramos, who surely owes him a favour at this point.


The European experience would be handy and Ramos would love to draw level with Cristiano Ronaldo, Paolo Maldini, Alfredo Di Stefano and a few others on five European Cup winner’s medals.


He already posted his cryptic hint back in late 2018.