Saudi Arabia’s Al Ittihad Makes a Contract Offer to Sergio Ramos

Sergio Ramos with Real Madrid in 2018
Sergio Ramos with Real Madrid in 2018. Photo by Bagu Blanco/REX/Shutterstock (9664242da)

Veteran Spanish defender Sergio Ramos is the latest notable soccer star to receive an interest from Saudi Arabia. According to influential reporter Fabrizio Romano, Saudi Pro League side Al Ittihad has made a contract offer to Ramos and is currently waiting for his response.

The financial terms of Al Ittihad’s offer are still unknown, but it would be a two-year deal with a break clause, according to Romano.

Ramos has been a free agent since leaving Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain in June. He reportedly isn’t convinced about a move to Saudi Arabia just yet, considering he has other offers on the table.

Several clubs from Turkey have been pursuing the 37-year-old in recent weeks, with Besiktas offering him a two-year, €8 million deal. Besiktas’ cross-town rival Galatasaray also got involved with a €6 million bid, according to ESPN.

In case Ramos ends up choosing Saudi Arabia, he would join his former Real Madrid teammate Karim Benzema at Al Ittihad. The club also has several other high-profile players, including former Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kanté and ex-Liverpool midfielder Fabinho.

Ramos spent the majority of his professional career with Real, playing for the club from 2005 to 2021. During that period, he helped the club win more than 20 trophies, including five La Liga titles and four UEFA Champions Leagues.