Sergio Ramos finally closing in on PSG debut

Robin Bairner
Robin Bairner 18 Nov 2021 16:23 CET 3 min read
Sergio Ramos has yet to debut for PSG since moving from Real Madrid

Sergio Ramos could finally make his Paris Saint-Germain debut on Saturday against Nantes, more than four months after arriving from Real Madrid.

Ramos was one of a number of high-profile summer captures for PSG on a free transfer, joining Georginio Wijnaldum, Gianluigi Donnarumma and Lionel Messi in signing for the Ligue 1 club.

The Real Madrid icon, though, has been unable to feature for PSG because of a succession of niggles, which have seen his debut constantly postponed and even reports he might retire.

According to L’Equipe, however, he could be in line to feature in the forthcoming Ligue 1 clash with Nantes.

Ramos has spent much of his time since arriving at PSG – where he reportedly earns €1m per month – in individual training. However, he has been working with the squad since the start of last week and is reportedly getting stronger and stronger.

Indeed, the player’s entourage are said to be so encouraged by the progress he has made that he could feature at the weekend.

Caution likely

Sergio Ramos, Real Madrid

Mauricio Pochettino, the PSG head coach, is known to be cautious about his players when it comes to fitness, and for that reason Ramos may need to wait for the midweek Champions League trip to Manchester City or even the clash against Saint-Etienne next weekend before making the matchday squad.

PSG are set to have a strong panel available to feature against Nantes, with Lionel Messi back in action after missing a couple of matches prior to the international break. The Argentina international star will be on the hunt for his first Ligue 1 goal.

Neymar, however, is set to miss out due to a thigh problem sustained on international duty, while Rafinha and Julian Draxler are likely sidelined.

All eyes at Parc des Princes, however, will be on Ramos should he be named in the PSG squad.