Manchester City LOSE race to sign free agent Sergio Ramos with the defender ‘set for his PSG medical TODAY’ ahead of penning two-year contract after leaving Real Madrid
- Sergio Ramos has snubbed chance to join Manchester City in favour of PSG
- Veteran defender will have a medical on Tuesday before signing two-year deal
- Ramos is set to be followed through the doors at PSG by Inter’s Achraf Hakimi
Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly won the race for Sergio Ramos with the 35-year-old defender set for his medical on Tuesday ahead of joining on a free transfer from Real Madrid.
Manchester City had been heavily linked with a move for the Spaniard but have now missed out on him, with PSG on the verge of sealing his signature.
According to ESPN, veteran centre-back Ramos will undergo his medical with the Ligue 1 giants before putting pen to paper on a two-year contract.
Sergio Ramos is on the verge of signing a two-year deal with PSG after leaving Real Madrid
The news comes as a blow to Pep Guardiola, who wanted to sign him for Manchester City
Ramos, who is currently available to sign for nothing after ending his 16-year association with Real Madrid, could have joined City but preferred the project at PSG.
The legendary Spain player will earn less than the £315,000-a-week wages he was earning at Madrid, but has gotten longer terms with PSG extending their initial one-year contract to two years.
Ramos will be the second big-name signing on a free transfer this summer, with PSG having already snapped up Georginio Wijnaldum from Liverpool under Barcelona’s noses.
The Madrid legend is due to land in the French capital on Tuesday and will be followed by Achraf Hakimi, who is expected to touch down a few hours later ahead of finalising his £60million transfer from Inter Milan.
Mauricio Pochettino, meanwhile, is also working on a deal to bring Gianluigi Donnarumma to Paris after he parted ways with AC Milan.
The arrival of Ramos and Hakimi will significantly bolster PSG’s backline that already includes defenders Presnel Kimpembe, Marquinhos and Thilo Kehrer.
The PSG boss made it one of his priorities to bring in defensive reinforcements following their Champions League exit last season and will be aiming to wrestle back control in France next term after conceding the league title to Lille.
Inter’s Achraf Hakimi is understood to be flying to Paris on Tuesday to finalise £60m move
Italian keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma could also join the Ligue 1 giants on a free this summer