TRANSFER WINDOW: MAN CITY, PSG, BAYERN KEEN ON RAMOS
Euro 2020 outcast Sergio Ramos is assessing approaches he has received from Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich before taking a decision on his future, multiple sources have told ESPN.
The three European giants have all taken an interest in Ramos’ situation after it was confirmed that the veteran defender would leave Real Madrid on June 30 on a free transfer when his contract expires.
The 35-year-old is now weighing up the pros and cons of each option, sources said, with family considerations being an important factor in his decision-making.
ESPN reported last month that City were considering making Ramos an offer if he did not reach a renewal agreement with Madrid.
That interest persists, and the Premier League club would be willing to offer Ramos a two-year contract which would be reassessed in the summer of 2023.
At that point, depending on the centre-back’s performance and priorities, Ramos could stay at City for a third season, or move to the United States to play for City Group’s Major League Soccer franchise New York City FC.
Sources told ESPN that City manager Pep Guardiola believes a defender with Ramos’ experience would complement the younger options already in City’s squad such as Ruben Dias, 24, John Stones, 27, Nathan Ake, 26, and Aymeric Laporte, 27.