Is Sergio Ramos going to leave PSG this summer?
Sergio Ramos has been included in Pochettino's squad for the match against Lorient having not played since 23 January. PSG are to discuss his future.
Sergio Ramos has been named in Mauricio Pochettino’s PSG squad for the Ligue 1 fixture against Lorient on Sunday night after recovering from a calf issue that has kept him sidelined for most of 2022. The former Real Madrid captain will probably start on the bench but may be handed some minutes by the Argentinean as he tries to feel his way back to fitness after an injury plagued first season at the Parc des Princes.
With only nine games of the season remaining in Ligue 1, Ramos is looking to convince PSG that he has plenty left in the tank and is not going to be permanently hampered by injuries as he has been since moving from the Bernabéu last summer. The 36-year-old has managed a total of 283 minutes across five appearances in all competitions since joining PSG, due to his calf issue and some muscle problems, and did not feature at all in the Parisians’ Champions League campaign.
Ramos PSG future up in the air
Ramos is under contract at the Parc des Princes until June 2023 but his immediate future remains up in the air. Both sporting director Leonardo and PSG owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi have their doubts about retaining the defender for another season while Le Parisien has even suggested Ramos may be forced to retire due to his persistent injury issues.
PSG signed Ramos with a view to the veteran helping to guide the club to its long-desired first Champions League title, but summer arrivals Ramos, Leo Messi and Gianluigi Donnarumma were unable to make much of an impact as PSG went out against Real Madrid. The PSG board will wait until the end of the season to make a definitive decision on Ramos, who will hope to use the final stretch of the season to prove his fitness.
According to RMC, the PSG hierarchy have programmed a meeting with Ramos in due course to evaluate the situation. The club are happy to give the defender time to self-evaluate and are not looking to push him out, but to get a feeling of how he sees his potential ability to contribute in the medium term. “Then a decision will be taken together,” the French outlet stated.