Why Sergio Ramos Prefers To Join Manchester United Over Manchester City

Barcelona's Gerard Pique talks with Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos at the end of the match.

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Sergio Ramos is available on a free transfer following his exit from Real Madrid.

The experienced Spaniard is leaving Santiago Bernabeu after 16 years, with a host of clubs circling around for his services.

Ligue 1 runner-ups PSG are believed to be at the front of the queue, offering him a better financial proposal than other suitors. However, in case Ramos fails to make a move to the French capital, his other two options are understood to be Manchester United and Manchester City.

According to Spanish outlet AS (via SportWitness), if the choice comes between the two Manchester clubs, the ex-Real Madrid captain would prioritise joining the Red side of the city.

While as far as success on the pitch is concerned Pep Guardiola’s side have been streets ahead of their neighbours in recent times. But Ramos, who has won 22 titles during his time in the Spanish capital, is more charmed by the Red Devils’ ‘history and greatness’.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reported to be interested in signing a new centre-back, as he continues to chase his first managerial trophy with the club. As such, one of  the most decorated players of the last decade seems an ideal-choice.

However, the 35-year-old is far from a reliable option to partner Harry Maguire for the majority of the campaign. He struggled with injuries last season, making just five appearances under Zinedine Zidane this year.

United should drop their interest, if there’s any in the first place, and rather attempt to lure his former defensive partner, Raphael Varane instead.

Meanwhile, Ramos should try to find a club, which will be less dependent on him, requiring his presence only in high-profile matches.