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Defender Sergio Ramos Poised For Sevilla Return After PSG Exit

SEVILLE, SPAIN - JUNE 06: Sergio Ramos reacts during Joaquin Sanchez Tribute Match at Estadio Benito Villamarin on June 06, 2023 in Seville, Spain. oaquin Sanchez played 14 seasons at Real Betis (Photo by Fran Santiago/Getty Images)

Veteran defender Sergio Ramos looks set to return to his boyhood club, Sevilla FC, just months after his contract expired with Paris Saint-Germain. The 37-year-old Ramos has been a free agent since leaving PSG at the end of last season. But a romantic reunion with the Spanish side where he began his career now appears close.

Ramos came up through Sevilla’s youth academy and broke into the senior team in 2004 as an 18-year-old. However, after just one season, he secured a big-money transfer to Real Madrid, where he became a club legend over 20 trophy-laden campaigns.

In 2021, Ramos decided to take on a new challenge at PSG on a free transfer after his Madrid contract expired. But age restricted him to 57 appearances across all competitions in the last two seasons for the French club.

With his PSG deal up this summer, Ramos has weighed up several options as a free agent. Turkish side Galatasaray and Saudi Arabian club Al Ittihad expressed interest in the veteran defender.

SEVILLE, SPAIN - JUNE 06: Sergio Ramos smiles during Joaquin Sanchez Tribute Match at Estadio Benito Villamarin on June 06, 2023 in Seville, Spain. oaquin Sanchez played 14 seasons at Real Betis (Photo by Fran Santiago/Getty Images)
Photo by Fran Santiago/Getty Images

Transition to Sevilla

However, according to reports from Ruby and Fabrizio Romano, Ramos is now deep in talks over a potential deal with his first professional club, Sevilla. It would mark a romantic return to where it all began for the Spanish icon.

Ramos is said to have offered himself to Sevilla earlier this summer. The La Liga side needs depth in defense, so they appear willing to complete a reunion. A contract offer is on the table, and a deal could be finalized soon.

For Sevilla, bringing back one of their most famous academy products would be a huge coup. Ramos could provide leadership, experience, and quality to aid Sevilla’s quest to compete for trophies.

Even at 37, defender Sergio Ramos proved he could still perform at a high-level last season for PSG when fit. Returning to his native Spain club could see Ramos roll back the years again.