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How much was former Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos looking to earn at Club América?

Free agent Ramos, who has just left PSG, won’t be moving to the Liga MX giants because of his salary demands.

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Free agent Ramos, who has just left PSG, won’t be moving to the Liga MX giants because of his salary demands.
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Club América enquired about the possibility of signing former Real Madrid and PSG defender Sergio Ramos, but a potential link-up was made impossible by the Spaniard’s salary demands, which were far beyond what the Liga MX giants would have been able to offer.

Despite having one of the biggest budgets in the Mexican top flight, Las Águilas are unable to compete financially with top European clubs, which is what Ramos is accustomed after 16 years with Los Blancos and a two-year spell in Paris.

How much did Ramos want per season at América?

América sporting director Santiago Baños didn’t hide the reason why his club wouldn’t be following up their interest in signing the 37-year-old. A number of sources, including ESPN, claim the four-time Champions League winner was looking to earn $9.5 million per season in Mexico.

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Sergio Ramos won two league titles in two seasons before leaving PSG.NICOLAS TUCATAFP

Which player currently earns the most in Liga MX?

For context, the player who currently earns the most in Liga MX is Ramos’ former Real Madrid and international teammate Sergio Canales, who recently joined Monterrey. The ex-Real Betis midfielder reportedly signed a deal worth just under $5.5 million per year with Rayados.

When do América play next?

The Mexican side were eliminated from the 2023 Leagues Cup by MLS side Nashville SC on Wednesday 9 August, losing on penalties after a 2-2 draw. It has now been confirmed they will be back in action in Liga MX’s Apertura 2023 on Sunday 20 August when they travel to Guadalajara to play Atlas.