Where Should Sergio Ramos Continue His Career?
Helios de la Rubia / Contributor
Sergio Ramos’ stellar career at Real Madrid came to an end last month, but the Spanish defender still appears to have the legs to continue his career.
With the decorated center back a highly-coveted piece for many teams across Europe it’s time to look at where Ramos could join next season as he trends towards the end of his football career at the highest level.
Various Premier League teams are believed to be in the mix for his services, while Paris Saint-Germain have the finances to sign almost any player, but where does Ramos make the most sense?
Below we take a look at where Ramos could wind up this summer and grade which clubs would be the best fit for the veteran defender.
Manchester City - 9/10
The Citizens hit it big last offseason with the addition of Ruben Dias, who quickly became one of the best defenders in the Premier League upon arrival. City boasted the best defense in all of Europe throughout the season, so why would they need Ramos?
Ramos’ veteran experience and championship pedigree could be useful for a club that’s won everything except the Champions League.
That’s the one box left unchecked so far in Pep Guardiola’s Man City career and the addition of a player like Ramos could not only help them achieve their goal but also help develop some of the raw center back talent surrounding him.
Paris Saint-Germain - 8/10
Look up and down PSG’s squad list and it’s quite clear that defensively the team is way shakier than up front. That’s pretty much a given though for a club that has Neymar and Kylian Mbappe in their attack.
PSG failed to win Ligue 1 last season, which was a massive letdown for a team that always has domestic title aspirations, while their Champions League loss to Man City served as another reminder that their clock is ticking as Mbappe’s future remains unknown.
With the club already investing heavily in Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, Ramos would be a significant upgrade at center back for the next few seasons. Presnel Kimpembe has been inconsistent at times, so Ramos’ presence next to Marquinhos would allow for a much more stout PSG back four.
Manchester United - 7/10
Similar to their rivals Man City, the Red Devils boast a lot of young talent in their squad, so another veteran presence could be a huge assistance for the club as they look to get back into the Premier League title race.
Harry Maguire has established himself as one of the best central defenders in England, but he’s lacking a consistent partner in the heart of the United defense.
Ramos could elevate the Old Trafford side to another level and allow United to win their first league title since 2012/13.
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