Ramos in ‘advanced talks’ with PSG over free transfer

James Holland
Sergio Ramos PSG F365

Sergio Ramos is locked in talks with Paris Saint-Germain over a free transfer this summer, according to reports.

The Real Madrid legend is now a free agent following the expiry of his contract in the Spanish capital.

He’s been linked with a move to Manchester United, but PSG could beat them to the signing.

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According to ESPN, discussions between Ramos and PSG are at an ‘advanced stage’.

A final decision is expected by the end of the week as talks remain positive.

The two parties just have to decide on the length of the deal. Ramos wants a two-year contract, although the French giants are only willing to offer an initial 12 months with the option of a further year.

PSG chiefs want to see if the veteran centre-back can remain fit before agreeing to his huge wage demands.

Ramos is set to earn less per week than at Real, and less than what he would have received by staying at the Bernabeu.

The player has also received offers from Manchester City and Bayern, but it seems he is keen to play for PSG.

A move to Germany is unlikely due to the distance required when moving his family.

Ramos believes a move to PSG will require the least amount of adjustment. He already has former team-mates Keylor Navas and Angel Di Maria at the Parc des Princes, as well as close friend Neymar.

The Spain international will bolster Mauricio Pochettino’s defensive options ahead of the new campaign.

He will rival Presnel Kimpembe, Marquinhos and Abdou Diallo for a place in the side.

Pochettino’s main aim will be to bring Champions League glory to the French capital. They reached the semi-final last season but lost 4-1 on aggregate to Man City.

The signing of Ramos would reduce the likelihood of a move for Raphael Varane.

He looks certain to leave Real in the coming months and could join United.

They’re convinced of the possibility of bringing him to the Premier League for £40million.

Los Blancos, meanwhile, have signed David Alaba from Bayern to replace Ramos in defence.