Sergio Ramos set to sign for Paris Saint-Germain - reports

Defender released by Real Madrid could be playing football in Ligue 1 next season

Former Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos is reported to have agreed a deal to sign for French side Paris Saint-Germain.

Ramos, 35, has been a free agent after failing to agree a new contract with Los Blancos last month, where he had won four European Cups, four World Club Cups, three European Super Cups, five La Liga titles and two Copa del Reyes.

French radio network RMC reported on Thursday that Ramos is set to sign a two-year deal with PSG, who finished second behind champions Lille in Ligue 1 and were knocked out in the Champions League semi-finals by Manchester City.

If the deal goes through, Ramos will be joining forces with two of his former Real teammates in Keylor Navas and Angel di Maria, plus former Barcelona attacker Neymar.

PSG manager Mauricio Pochettino is looking to strengthen his defence and add more experience to a squad that missed out on the French title for the first time since 2017 last season.

The Parisiens have already signed midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum on a free transfer from English Premier League club Liverpool.

PSG are also set for a double raid on Serie A to bring in Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma — another free agent after failing to agree a new deal at AC Milan — and Inter Milan full-back Achraf Hakimi for around €70 million ($82.9m).

Updated: July 2nd 2021, 6:29 AM