Turkish Lig side Besiktas have pulled out of the race to sign legendary central defender Sergio Ramos as a free agent.
The 37-year-old had been in premininary talks with the Istanbul based outfit over a one-year contract but a statement posted on the club’s official social media profiles this morning has confirmed Besiktas are no longer interested in signing Ramos due to “disagreements on financial issues”.
Yazılı ve görsel basınla sosyal medyada Kulübümüzle ilişkilendirilen profesyonel futbolcular Anderson Talisca ve Sergio Ramos ile ilgili açıklamamızdır:
Her kulübün, her başkanın ve her teknik adamın kadrosunda görmek isteyeceği, kaliteleriyle dünya futbol… pic.twitter.com/9I0JzMvzPB
— Beşiktaş JK (@Besiktas) August 21, 2023
Sergio Ramos still on look out for new club
Ramos performed admirably in a Paris Saint-Germain side that limped over the line to win the Ligue 1 title last year and it is widely regarded that the World Cup winner still has a year or two left at the top level.
The news could potentially open the door to a move to the MLS this summer after Ramos was heavily linked with a move to Inter Miami. As a free agent, Ramos would not have to be listed as a designated player under the MLS rulings but it is believed that his wage demands could prove to be a major sticking point to prevent a move from happening.