Paris Saint-Germain are looking to take advantage of Sergio Ramos’ contract standoff with Real Madrid to put together a package to lure the centre-back back to France next summer.
Ramos’ contract expires at the end of the current campaign and talks over an extension have been ongoing for what feels like forever, though the two sides have so far failed to reach an agreement.
Ramos’ contract expires next summer / DeFodi Images/Getty Images
According to AS, the problem is that Ramos wants a multi-year deal to ensure he retires to the Santiago Bernabeu, but Real are only offering the 34-year-old a one-year contract with the option of a second. ready to do
Real prefer to cover themselves when it comes to extending the contracts of older players, they broke their own rules a few years ago to extend Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract, and it was this controversy that led to the 2017 Pepe was removed from there.
With Real Standing firm, PSG are said to have approached Ramos’ delegation to try and convince the Spaniard to swap Spain for France with a three-year deal worth €20m a year. have tried
For Ramos, however, it’s not about the money. He is said to have told Real that he would put pen to paper on a two-year deal worth the same €12m-a-year if Los Blancos decide to make him an offer.
The problem for Real is that they fear Ramos will not be worth €12m in 2022/23. He’ll be 36 years old, and if he starts picking up injuries or drops down the pecking order, the club doesn’t want to pay him that kind of money — especially while he recovers from COVID-19. trying to Spread.
Ramos has found himself in this type of situation before. Back in 2015, a move to Manchester United seemed perfect, only for the centre-back to sign fresh terms at Real after all was said and done.
Real reluctant to meet Ramos’ demands / Angel Martinez / Getty Images
However, this situation feels a little different. Real’s finances aren’t in the best position at the moment, so it’s far easier for an aging center to commit that kind of money.
Talks of bringing in Bayern Munich’s David Alba as a replacement are rife. The Austrian will also be available on a free transfer next summer, and although he will demand the same salary as Ramos, the fact that Alba is 28 could work in his favour.
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