After playing for Los Blancos for 16 years, ace defender and captain Sergio Ramos has decided to part ways with the club. Many would suggest it would be strange to see El Capitano not donning the Real Madrid jersey. With five La Liga Titles, four Champions League Titles and two Copa del Reys, Sergio Ramos has declared himself available in the transfer market.
Ramos failed to make it into the Spanish squad for EURO 2020 after a poor and injury-filled 2020/21 club season. However, there is no denying Ramos’ pedigree at the top-level. Let us focus upon the top five destinations where Ramos can go after partying ways with Real Madrid.
Top 5 Destinations for Sergio Ramos in 2021/22 Season
5. Paris Saint Germain
The French footballing giant have failed to make it big on the European stage once again. Having had no real defensive leader, it has proven to be PSG’s biggest vulnerability over the years. And knowing that the particular club has a habit of going for superstars, Ramos perfectly fits into that column.
Given Marquinhos and Kimpembe being solid figures at the back, Sergio Ramos could surely fill the defensive void for PSG. In addition, he can also increase the aerial threat from set-pieces for the French club.
4. Manchester United
They have been linked to the acquisition of Raphael Varane over the past few months. But with Ramos being available, they could surely turn their attention towards El Capitano. Given that the latter was flattered by Manchester United showing their interest in him five years ago, this could be his chance of redemption.
Another European giant who could be looking to acquire Sergio Ramos is Bundesliga Champions Bayern Munich. With David Alaba joining Real Madrid and Jerome Boateng not being handed out a new contract, it seems clear that Munich will look for defensive reinforcements in the summer. In such a scenario, Ramos could the like-for-like replacement in filling the defensive void for Bayern.
Additionally, Ramos could form a formidable partnership with center back Dayot Upamecano. As the former is surely an upgrade than Boateng at the back.
The Stamford Bridge club has evidently shown their interest in signing a strong center back and who better than Sergio Ramos himself. After showing major interest in Wolfsburg's Maxence Lacroix and Bayern Munich's Niklas Sule, Ramos could be the perfect alternative to look upon. Especially after a veteran, Thiago Silva proving to be such a success at Chelsea, there seems to be no reason to believe why the Spanish ace could not replicate the same.
With Rudiger, Cesar Azpilicueta and Kurt Zouma, Ramos could be the perfect leader at the center of the defensive line. Furthermore, the fact that Chelsea are the reigning European champions, goes to show that they are ready to improvise and strengthen their squad to elaborate upon their claim in the domestic league as well.
1. Manchester City
Now we come to look upon the last club which could prove to be the best destination for Sergio Ramos after partying ways with Real Madrid. Manchester City have spent huge amounts of money on their centre-backs. And Sergio Ramos and Pep Guardiola are no strangers. Also, with reports of Aymeric Laporte wanting to leave the club, Ramos could be an ideal replacement.
Lastly, Ramos would already be aware about Guardiola trusting upon his core players. Knowing that the 35-year-old feeds upon the same, this could be the ideal match.