Real Madrid legend Ramos recounts how Neymar persuaded him to snub other clubs and join PSG

Real Madrid legend Ramos recounts how Neymar persuaded him to snub other clubs and join PSG

  • Sergio Ramos was wanted by three Premier League clubs after deciding to leave Real Madrid this summer
  • Man United were in pole position to land him as they were more serious than Man City and Chelsea
  • But Neymar's intervention helped PSG lure the veteran defender to the Paris-based club on a free transfer

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Neymar was said to have masterminded Sergio Ramos' move to Paris Saint Germain despite numerous offers from Premier League clubs this summer.

The centre-back parted ways with Real Madrid after his contract with them expired last month - ending his 16 years relationship with the La Liga club after joining them in 2005.

He went ahead to inspire them to four Champions League honours among several continental and domestic silverware while also providing outstanding leadership for the team.

Real Madrid legend recounts how Neymar told him to snub other clubs and join PSG
Sergio Ramos and Neymar embrace after Real Madrid's Champions League clash vs PSG at Santiago Bernabeu in 2019. Photo by GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP
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However, he was at a crossroad after confirming he would be leaving the Santiago Bernabeu outfit with Manchester United and Manchester City, including Chelsea were showing interest in him.

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And according to SunSport, Ramos would have joined the Red Devils as they seemed more serious among the three clubs looking to secure his services for free.

What Sergio Ramos said

All these were before the intervention of PSG chiefs Nasser Al-Khelaifi and Leonardo Araújo including Neymar as they worked their magic on the Spaniard. He told L'Equipe:

"Neymar convinced me before signing for PSG. Before signing for a new club, it is always helpful to talk with several players, or with Leonardo or Al Khelaïfi. They all convinced me in their own way."

Both Neymar and Ramos can now work together having played against themselves during the Brazilian's reign at Barcelona.

The Spanish football legend will also fill the void Thiago Silva left when he decided to join Chelsea in a move that saw him win the Champions League last season.

Gianluigi Donnarumma becomes latest PSG signing earlier reported that Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma has completed a long-term move to Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint Germain this summer.

The 22-year-old recently inspired the Azzurri to European Championship glory following their 3-2 triumph on penalties at Wembley Stadium.

He finalised his deal with the Parisians today having already undergone medicals during this summer's European competition.


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