Ramos confirms transfer
After Ramos announced that he would not renew his contract with Real Madrid, giants including Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich are keeping a close eye on his situation. According to French as well as Spanish media reports, the 35-year-old Spanish veteran will soon join Paris Saint-Germain and will undergo a medical examination in the near future.
As a decorated captain of Real Madrid, Ramos did not renew his contract with the team because the two sides could not agree on the contract issue, which led to his eventual departure. After considering various factors such as contract, salary and the strength of the team, he chose Paris Saint-Germain, which was relatively suitable for him.
Both sides made concessions behind the near-success of the transfer. Originally, Paris wanted to sign the Spanish veteran on a “1+1” contract, but he preferred a two-year fixed deal. The team finally agreed with Ramos on the contract in order to strengthen the back line.
Ramos compromised with the club in terms of salary. Previously, French media RMC said that he also received two offers from English Premier League clubs, one of which was even higher than Paris’ salary. However, considering the competitiveness of Paris in Europe and the persuasion of his good friend Neymar, he chose to land in Ligue 1 and is only waiting for the official announcement.
Ambitions of Paris Saint-Germain
Paris Saint-Germain is still very active in this transfer market, after they have signed former Liverpool player Dutch midfielder Wijnaldum, while Inter player Ashleaf, former AC Milan goalkeeper Donnarumma and Ramos and several other transfers and signings will be announced one after another in the next 15 days.
Last season, the team lost the Ligue 1 title by one point to Lille, so the nine-time champions of the league, Paris, continued to “burn money” type of reinforcement.In the past nine seasons, Paris has invested about 800 million euros and won 26 trophies, but failed to win a single Champions League. If they can bring in a player like Ramos who is experienced in the competition, they will be more competitive on the road to the Champions League.
Perhaps this deal is a win-win for both Paris Saint-Germain and Ramos. However, for the already star-studded Paris, it remains to be seen if this “recruitment” will meet the club’s expectations for next season’s tournaments.