Paris Saint-Germain are preparing to make a move for Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos in January.
Ramos has spent over 15 years at the Bernabeu, winning four Champions Leagues and scoring 100 goals from the centre-back position. However, contract talks with the Spaniard have not gone smoothly, and this could pave the way for PSG to swoop in and take him on a free transfer.
The 34-year-old’s current contract expires in the summer, and he will be free to talk to other clubs in January. It is believed that Ramos wants to sign an extension of at least two years.
However, this goes against Real Madrid’s policy of one-year extensions for any player over 30 years of age. Exceptions can be made, like for Cristiano Ronaldo in 2016, who signed on for three more years despite being 31. Ramos reportedly feels like he has earned an exception from the over 30’s rule due to his loyalty and commitment shown to Los Blancos.
Nonetheless, if an agreement cannot be reached, the World Cup winner will move on for free in the summer transfer window, with Spanish publication AS reporting that Paris Saint-Germain are ready to open their wallets to bring Ramos to Le Parc des Princes.
The Ligue 1 Champions are no strangers to spending big, currently possessing the planet’s two most expensive players in Neymar and Kylian Mbappe. Despite this, reinforcements are needed at the back, especially after the departure of Thiago Silva to Chelsea in the summer.
Should Ramos make the switch to France, he could be the final piece of the puzzle that brings European glory to PSG. Last campaign, Les Parisiens reached the Champions League final, before being defeated 1-0 by Bayern Munich.