Even Sergio Ramos is getting closer to a move to Saudi Arabia.
“Al Ittihad has emerged as the next destination for Ramos, who has yet to find a club,” Spanish media outlet As reported on Wednesday.
Ramos is considered one of the best defenders of all time. He made 671 appearances for Real Madrid between 2005 and 2021, winning four Champions League titles and five La Liga titles.
Despite his age, his skills have not rusted. Last season, he made 45 appearances as a key defender for Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), erasing the disappointment of a poor 21/22 season.
His stay with PSG didn’t last long. After initially being linked with a contract extension, Ramos left PSG this summer and became a free agent.
He has been linked with a move to Saudi Arabia. The departure of longtime Real teammates Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema to Saudi Arabia made it even more likely.
Ramos had other ideas. Ramos wanted to play in the UEFA Champions League, which is why he reportedly turned down offers from both the United States and Saudi Arabia.
Galatasaray was the next most likely destination. Galatasaray, who are playing in the Champions League this season, were looking to strengthen their defense. A move for Ramos was highly likely.
However, it didn’t happen. According to the report, Ramos rejected Galatasaray’s offer of a one-and-a-half-year contract with a salary of €6 million. 바카라
With the transfer window now closed, he is now open to a move to Saudi Arabia. “Al-Ittihad have once again launched a bid for Ramos after talks between him and Galatasaray stalled,” the outlet said.
The problem is the length of the contract. Al Ittihad offered Ramos a two-year contract. Ramos, on the other hand, has insisted on a three-year deal, which is proving difficult to agree upon.