Arsenal have been linked with a transfer for Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos, who looks likely to leave the Spanish club.
According to Pianeta Milan, the Gunners are one of a number of clubs in the race to sign the defender, who has been at the La Liga giants since the 2005/2006 season.
A whole host of clubs, including Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and AC Milan are thought to be fighting it out for the Spain international’s signature.
Would Ramos be a good signing for Arsenal?
It seems Arsenal have adjusted their transfer policy in recent windows to include the signings of elder, more experienced players to help nurture the abundance of young talent they have in the first-team. The ploy started with the signing of Petr Cech and has led to deals including, Sokratis, David Luiz and Willian with the latter two joining as free agents.
Has the policy worked though? Well, Luiz has been roundly praised for his show of leadership during his one and a half seasons in north London with manager Mikel Arteta having labelled the Brazilian a powerful leader, showing how well he’s performed off the pitch.
Signing the likes of Ramos would go one step further with the Spaniard having enjoyed a stellar career thus far in the Spanish capital. There isn’t a trophy available that the £12.6m-rated ace has won with his trophy haul including four Champions Leagues, two European Championships and a world cup to name a few.
And it’s not like Ramos lacks the ability to make a difference in the Gunners’ backline, still sitting as one of the best defenders in the world at the ripe old age of 34. This season, he averages 1.3 tackles per league game, the second-most when compared to Arteta’s men.
From experience to his quality, Ramos would be an incredible signing. Arsenal have a history of signing experienced players in recent seasons, but, the £463k-p/w defender would be the best yet.