Mauricio Pochettino drops Sergio Ramos hint and reveals why he accepted PSG job
PSG manager Mauricio Pochettino has refused to rule out a move by Sergio Ramos, hinting that the club’s winning mentality would appeal to the Real Madrid defender.
Ramos has entered the last six months of his contract at the Bernabeu and is now free to start talks with other clubs regarding a free transfer in the summer of 2021.
Real and the World Cup winner have been stuck in negotiations over extending their stay for several months, but with the financial implications of the coronavirus pandemic hanging over the La Liga champions, they are currently not able to meet Ramos’ salary expectations.
With doubts over Ramos’ real future, PSG have been linked with a move by the defender – and Pochettino has refused to play down the speculation.
“PSG’s strategy has been the same for years, like when we signed Ronaldinho,” Pochettino told Marca, when asked about the possibility of signing Ramos.
“We see the opportunities in the market and appeal to those who can improve what we have. We will see in the coming months. Here Ramos would find a great club with the obsession to always win. PSG is one of the biggest in the world. “
January is Pochettino’s first transfer window to PSG after taking the reins at the turn of the year. The former Spurs boss had been out of the game for 13 months but had been linked with both Real and Barcelona jobs during his hiatus.
“It’s not like that,” Pochettino replied when asked if he had previously turned down Real and Barcelona. “There was a lot of talk. We have great respect for the teams who have taken an interest in our staff. It was not like that and and and of course we had contact with other clubs, but it was from PSG that we received the offer with the most affection. This is the ideal project. “