Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) have decided to extend Sergio Ramos’ stay at the Parc des Princes by offering him a new contract according to the French media le10sport.
The Qatar-based owners have reportedly given the green light to de facto adviser Luis Campos to offer Ramos a new contract. His current contract is due to expire at the end of the season.
The Spanish icon has joined The Parisians in the summer of 2021 after seeing out his contract at Real Madrid. He had a debut season injured and only managed 13 appearances in club competitions, where he scored twice.
The 36-year-old has started the current campaign well after spending the entire pre-season with the French club. He has been an irreplaceable part of manager Christopher Galtier’s first-team line-up, scoring once in 15 appearances in all competitions.
The French champions seem impressed with Ramos’ form and return to form and are ready to offer him a short extension. According to journalist Ekrem Konur, PSG could offer him a one-year deal with an option to extend it for another season.
He is believed to be earning £200,000 a week wages at PSG. It remains to be seen whether a contract renewal will also lead to a salary increase.
Ramos’ importance has been felt even more this season following injuries to first-team centre-backs Presnel Kimpembe and Danilo Pereira this term. The highly experienced Spain international, with 180 senior caps for his country, is in contention for a busy few months.
He is expected to be part of manager Luis Enrique’s 26-man Spain squad which will travel to Qatar in November for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
PSG could face competition from Barcelona for Inter Milan defender
PSG seem eager to plan the near future keeping an eye on Inter Milan’s Milan Skriniar.
The Slovak is in the early years of his career and is arguably one of the best defenders in world football. However, his contractual situation makes I Nerazzurri anxious and arouses the interest of The Parisians.
According to the Italian outlet CalcioMercatoNews, Barcelona have entered the race as serious competitors for the former Sampdoria centre-back. The Catalan club could do with an upgrade in defence, with Gerard Pique set to leave at the end of the season and Eric Garcia failing to impress.
Skriniar could be a financially sound option for the Blaugrana. His contract expires in the summer of 2023 and Inter could sell him in January if it becomes clear he won’t agree to new terms.