Sergio Ramos Rejected Two Premier League Clubs in Favour of PSG Move

Sergio Ramos turned down offers from two Premier League clubs before signing for PSG
Sergio Ramos turned down offers from two Premier League clubs before signing for PSG / Fran Santiago/Getty Images

Sergio Ramos reportedly turned down offers from Arsenal and Manchester City before agreeing to join Paris Saint-Germain.

The legendary defender left Real Madrid this summer after running down his contract and attracted interest from a host of clubs across Europe.

According to Goal, Premier League giants, Arsenal and City, tried to bring the center-back to England, but Ramos ultimately chose to join Mauricio Pochettino's side on a two-year deal.

The report claims that the Gunners offered him a two-year contract worth €17 million, and Ramos' representatives were intrigued by the offer, but turned it down since Mikel Arteta's side won't be playing in the Champions League next season.

Meanwhile, Premier League champions City also offered Ramos a two-year deal, following which he would go on to play in MLS for three years with New York City, who are owned by the same group at the helm of the English giants.

The 35-year-old eventually had his head turned by PSG, who offered him a two-year deal worth €12m per season with a bonus that will take his annual salary up to €15m.

After putting pen to paper, Ramos said: "I am very happy to join Paris Saint-Germain. It is a big change in my life, a new challenge and a day that I will never forget. I am proud to be part of this very ambitious project, to join a team with great players. It's a club that has already proven at the highest level with solid foundations. I want to continue to grow with Paris and help the team work to win titles."

Club owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi hailed Ramos as a 'complete footballer' and added: "He is a born competitor, a leader and a great professional. His great experience and his ambitions are in perfect harmony with those of the club."