With Real Madrid not offering their captain Sergio Ramos the 2-year deal that was attractive enough to keep him at the Santiago Bernabeu, it was everyone’s guess where the defensive Los Blancos lynchpin was going to end up.
The mystery was solved with the announcement this week that Paris Saint-Germain had acquired his services for the two-season deal he’d requested, but did not get, from Los Blancos.
However, what wasn’t made known until very recently was the part that a particular individual, a player in fact, played in the deal.
Neymar had long been linked with a return to Barcelona but eventually signed a new long-term contract with the Ligue 1 outfit, and fresh evidence of his importance and status at PSG has been revealed in his being a key component in bringing Ramos to the club.
Although it’s still unclear whether the Spaniard had other options, what’s now made clear is Neymar’s influence and the power he wields behind the scenes at the Parc des Princes in his ability to influence PSG that in order to win the Champions League, they needed to sign Real’s talismanic defender and former captain, according to a report by Sport, shows just how much.
A parallel of the player power that Neymar’s former strike partner, Messi, had been accused of wielding at Camp Nou for ages?
Credit: Football Tribe Malaysia