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Sergio Ramos snubs Saudi Pro League offer, enters talks with Galatasaray

Free agent Sergio Ramos was a target for Saudi Pro League club Al-Ahli, but they have backed out of the deal.

According to Fanatik (h/t Relevo), the player snubbed the Saudi interest and is in talks with Galatasaray.

They are ready to offer the experienced defender a two-year deal that will earn him around €5.5 million annually.

The centre-back has been on the free market since leaving Paris Saint-Germain this summer as part of a big-name clearout at the French club.

Ramos experienced a resurgence in his second season with the Parisian club after struggling in his first season with injuries.

However, his performances were not enough to keep him at the club despite wanting to stay.

Ramos was reportedly a target for Inter Miami, Los Angeles FC and Al-Nassr.

He was not interested in the Miami offer that would have reunited him with Lionel Messi after their Parisian adventure.

The former Spain international has rejected the LAFC offer where he’d have formed a veteran pairing with Giorgio Chiellini.

There were also rumours of a return to boyhood club Sevilla, but those prospects have diminished due to the dire financial situation at the Andalusian club.

The defender snubbed Al-Ahli and is still weighing up his offers as he talks with Galatasaray. 

Ramos may prefer the Galatasaray offer because the MLS clubs offered him short-term deals.

If all goes to plan for the Turkish club, he will become their 11th summer signing as they bid to retain their Super Lig title.

They have already signed hitman Mauro Icardi permanently after his successful loan spell last season.

The Argentine international is joined by Kerem Demirbay, Tete, Wilfried Zaha, Angelino, Cedric Bakambu, Kaan Ayhan, Halil Dervisoglu, Gunay Guvenc and Caner Dogan.

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