Former Real Madrid captain and centre back Sergio Ramos is very close to signing for Paris Saint-Germain as he decided to leave the club after 16 years. The 35-year-old is expected to join the French giants till 2023 on a free transfer as his contract expired this summer.
Ramos is arguably the best centre back in the world since the last decade and had been a key part of Real Madrid for a very long time. The club accomplished many titles under his captaincy.
Real Madrid announced Carlo Ancelotti as their new manager after the departure of Zinedine Zidane and Ancelotti wanted the player to stay but Ramos wants another adventure in his life.
However, the player had a season riddled with injuries and Real Madrid was unsuccessful in defending their La Liga title as they lost it to their arch-rivals Atletico Madrid and were also knocked out from the Champions League by the eventual champions Chelsea. It was indeed a rough year for Los Blancos as they failed to lay hands on any of the titles last season. Although, the club has signed David Alaba from Bayern Munich on a free transfer this summer but he has big shoes to fill at his new club.
Meanwhile, PSG also lost the Ligue 1 title to Lille but they have roped in many new signings in this transfer window. The French club has signed Gigi Wijnaldum on a free transfer from Liverpool. They have reached a total agreement with Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma from AC Milan on a free transfer and Achraf Hakimi from Inter Milan for €70 million which is a record transfer fee for a fullback. Donnarumma and Hakimi are expected to announce in a few days and medicals are also set to be completed
Ramos earned £338,000 weekly and his yearly salary £17.5 million at Real Madrid. The player would be hoping for similar wages at PSG. The Spaniard would be hoping to perform well and stay fit at his new club as he didn’t feature much for Real Madrid last season.