Sergio Ramos turned down two clubs ahead of Paris Saint-Germain transfer
Sergio Ramos turned down offers from Arsenal and Man City to sign for PSG.
What Sergio Ramos cannot refuse?
The defender signed a two-year contract with the French after leaving Real Madrid this summer. The Spanish national team star listened to several suggestions as speculation about his next move, which had been circulating for months, but he was convinced that the Paris Saint-Germain project was one he could not refuse.
The Gunners were one such club hoping to land the World Cup-winning quarterback ahead of next season. The North London side offered him a contract that will last two years and will cost € 17 million per season. While the 35-year-old’s entourage was intrigued by the offer, Sergio Ramos declined the opportunity because Arsenal would not play in the Champions League next season.
The Premier League City champions also offered Sergio Ramos a deal until 2023. Then the defender went to play in the MLS for three years from New York City, which belong to the same group at the helm of the English giants. While City’s proposal was also attractive to Sergio Ramos, his head was turned over by Paris Saint-Germain.
Why Paris Saint-Germain?
Ramos was making € 12 million a season in Madrid, but the club wanted him to take the pay cut in their extension proposal. It took the five-time La Liga champion a while to consider the offer, but by the time he decided to accept, Madrid told him the offer had expired. Days after his original Paris Saint-Germain called for negotiations to begin.
The Ligue 1 side was able to offer him something that Madrid would not have done – a two-year deal worth € 12 million per season with a bonus that will take him an annual salary of up to € 15 million. Sergio Ramos made Paris Saint-Germain a priority and after several contacts and a trip to the French capital of his brother and agent Rene, it was decided that he would team up with Mbappe and Neymar to help Paris Saint-Germain in their hunt for the Champions League crown.