Paris Saint-Germain are close to signing defender Sergio Ramos on a free transfer, sources told ESPN’s Rodrigo Faez and Julien Laurens.
Ramos’ contract with Real Madrid officially expired Wednesday, ending the Spaniard’s 16-year relationship with Los Blancos.
A decision on an agreement between the 35-year-old and PSG is expected within days, according to Faez and Laurens. Ramos is reportedly looking for a two-year contract, while PSG are offering a second-year option to be triggered by mutual consent. He’d also apparently earn less than he did in Spain.
Manchester City and Bayern Munich are reportedly monitoring the situation, but Ramos prefers PSG’s proposal, Faez and Laurens note.
Ramos said last month that Madrid withdrew their offer of a one-year extension before he could accept it.
“In recent months, the club made me an offer of one year, with a lower salary, and I want to emphasize that money was never a problem,” he told reporters at his farewell press conference. “I wanted two years for continuity, for me and my family. There was never a financial issue.
“When I finally decided to accept the offer of one year and a lower salary, I was told the offer had an expiration date that I was not aware of.”
Ramos played in 671 games for Madrid, winning 22 titles.