Sergio Ramos is on the verge of joining Paris Saint-Germain this summer.
The Spanish international became a free agent after 16 seasons with Real Madrid.
Both Madrid and Ramos expected to extend his stay — Ramos was even willing to take a pay cut — but the two parties failed to come to an agreement on the duration of the contract.
Ramos wanted a new two-year deal while Los Blancos would only offer one. By the time Ramos accepted, it was too late.
It’s no surprise that the 35-year-old is heading to Paris. Ramos flirted with PSG during the impasse over his renewed Madrid contract. He also started following a bunch of PSG on Instagram last May, including Neymar, Mbappe, Mauro Icardi, Keylor Navas, Julian Draxler, and Angel Di Maria.
The center-back is negotiating for a two-year deal at PSG which the club is willing to meet.
Pochettino’s side are desperate to reinforce their defensive options after failing to win Ligue 1 last year.
Ramos, a four-time Champions League winner and Madrid captain boasting over 700 appearances, also provides a winning mentality and veteran leadership to PSG’s young defensive unit. Presnel Kimpembe, Marquinhos, Abdou Diallo and Thilo Kehrer are all under 30.