Sergio Ramos returns to Sevilla and will sign a contract until June 2024 with an option for a further season. The Spanish centre-back is a free agent after his two-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain expired at the end of last season.
According to Fabrizio Romano, Ramos also had offers from Saudi Arabia’s Al Ittihad, Galatasaray, FC Porto and MLS. But, Ramos decided to re-join his former club as he prefers to stay closer to home.
Sevilla won the Europa League in May this year and challenged Man City for the UEFA Super Cup last month. However, they are going through a rough patch as they have lost all three games in La Liga this season.
Sevilla’s president, Pepe Castro, ruled out a return for Ramos last month saying, he had “never been an option.”
Sergio Ramos returns to Sevilla after snubbing lucrative offer from Al Ittihad
Ramos was heavily linked with a move to Saudi Pro League club Al Ittihad, where he could’ve been reunited with former Los Blancos teammate Karim Benzema.
However, he rejected a big offer from them to return to his home club Sevilla. The 37-year-old defender spent two seasons in Sevilla’s senior team at the start of his professional career as a teenager before joining Real Madrid in 2005.
He spent 16 years at Madrid, becoming their club captain and winning five La Liga titles and four Champions Leagues. Ramos provided one of the most iconic moments in the club’s history with his goal in the 2014 Champions League final.
However, after his contract expired with Madrid, the Spaniard joined PSG on a free transfer in July 2021.
Furthermore, Ramos also decided to retire from the national team in February when he was told he was not a part of Luis de la Fuente’s plans.
Sevilla’s game against Atletico Madrid was postponed this weekend, and after the international break, they will face Las Palmas at home on 17 September.