Former Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos is a subject of interest from some of the biggest teams in Europe, with Chelsea and Man City tabling a contract offer for the defender. Spain international’s time at Los Blancos came to an end officially on Wednesday when his deal expired.
Ramos had already confirmed his impending exit earlier in June after having failed to come to an agreement over a new deal with the La Liga giants.
One of the greatest modern-day defenders, Sergio spent 16 years at the Santiago Bernabeu, having arrived at the club from Sevilla in 2005, before going on to cement his status as a legend, as he amassed a whopping 671 appearances for Real Madrid, scoring 101 goals and setting up 40 more as well.
The 35-year-old defender won five La Liga titles and four UEFA Champions League trophies during his stay, among various other accolades
Now, available on a free transfer, the Spanish centre-back is not short on suitors for his services. Indeed, the likes of Chelsea and Man City are said to have tabled contract offers for the defender, as have Bayern Munich and PSG.
The Blues are in the market for a new defender this summer after seeing Fikayo Tomori depart the club permanently to sign for Milan. Furthermore, with Thiago Silva set to turn 37 in a few months, a replacement for the Brazilian is sought at Chelsea as Thomas Tuchel & co. look to manage his game-time better.
Sergio Ramos, to that end, may appear as a solution, but only for a short time, given as he, too, is 35 years old and did endure a difficult, injury-riddled last campaign with the Los Blancos.