Arsenal & Manchester City: Ramos rejected move to PL giants
Sergio Ramos rejected a move to Arsenal and Manchester City prior to signing for PSG, according to Goal.
The Spain international joined the French giants on a two-year contract following his departure from Real Madrid. However, it seems he had more lucrative offers from England.
According to the publication, the Gunners offered to pay the central defender a staggering £15m in yearly wages. However, the lack of Champions League football was ultimately Arsenal’s downfall.
Meanwhile, the Citizens offered the Spaniard a two-year deal with a further three-year deal with MLS side New York City FC. The American side are owned by the same group as Man City.
Ramos accepted the Ligue 1 side’s offer of a total salary reaching up to £13m, £2m less than Arsenal.
Arsenal tried to replace the experience of David Luiz with a move for Ramos
We’ve previously mentioned about how crucial it was to replace the experienced David Luiz.
The Brazilian departed north London following the expiration of his contract in a bitter blow to Mikel Arteta.
Despite his obvious flaws, the Brazilian was a leader in the dressing room and on the pitch.
The report confirms that Arsenal tried to replace the 34-year-old by making a move for Ramos. And despite the outfit’s attempts to throw money around, it seems wealth really can’t buy you everything.
Getting turned down by Ramos is a damning indictment about how far the Gunners have fallen since the start of the century.
The side used to battle Manchester United for Premier League titles, attracting the best players in Europe. It’s a sad fall from grace.