The old guard of Sergio Ramos is swinging by the thread. Day after day the Madridistas around the world are looking closely at Sergio Ramos and his contract renewal saga. Sergio Ramos joined Real Madrid back in 2005 from Sevilla for 27 million dollars. Boy, his signing paid off. He went on to lead the crest of Madrid in the most spectacular way. He won numerous accolades with Madrid. He will forever be remembered as one of the greatest. Captain fantastic Sergio Ramos’ contract end in 2021. During the 2018/19 season, his relationship with Club President Florentino Perez went through a rough phase. But in 2019 he ended up giving a press conference and removed any shadow of doubt over his departure and expressed his eternal love for Madrid. But his contract expires at the end of 2021 again. He might be looking to renegotiate his way out of Madrid for a better deal.
This is fantasy football. Sergio Ramos in the colors of other than the whites of Madrid would be some sight to behold.
Here are 5 possible clubs where Sergio Ramos might end up.
Paris Saint Germain: Paris Saint-Germain have been said to be interested in the center-back, however. Both L'Equipe and MARCA have claimed that the interest is only a strategy to pressure the club into making a decision on Ramos' future. The current economic climate doesn't favor Ramos. There are also some talks about sending Ramos to PSG in order to bring Mbappe to Madrid. Ramos suits the profile PSG will be looking for in their ranks. Last summer their captain Thiago Silva left for Chelsea. They will be happy to have a stalwart like Ramos in their defensive line.
Manchester United: There were talks about him leaving for Old Trafford surfaced before his contract renewal in 2015. But Ramos stayed in Madrid. But the rumors are resurfacing again. United has the financial muscle to lure Ramos to Manchester. They have their ongoing defensive woes in recent years and they are looking for a reliable pillar to solve their problem. They signed Harry Maguire for 80M to solve their defensive problem. Ramos will also cost them a similar transfer fee but with a pricey salary. It would definitely stabilize their defense but it seems unlikely as they are already looking for attackers in the transfer market.
Juventus: When Cristiano Ronaldo left for Juventus, Real Madrid paid a hefty price on the field next season. At the end of the season, Ramos leaving for Juventus news broke for the first time. Before signing Mathias De Ligt, Juventus was also looking for Centre Back. Juventus is interested in the defender but with a contract so lucrative, it would indeed be tight for Juventus if they are not to go over the salary limit. Also, all this spending would be on a player that turns 35 years of age next March. They already have Giorgio Chellini who is 37 years old in their defensive line.
China: China’s lucrative salary band would be extending their interest in Sergio Ramos. China and Japan have one of the most valuable salary brackets in the world. China was ready with some unheard numbers for Ramos during his contract renegotiation in 2019. He even tabled his offer to Florentino Perez to fast track his contract renewal. His salary improved and he got the deal he wanted. But now he is two years older than that time. So if Ramos decides to bring himself to the market, China will be looking to swap the deal.
Liverpool: Sergio Ramos to Liverpool looks like a distant dream or should I say nightmare. He is a villain at Anfield after his tackle on Salah at the Champions League final 2018 which took Salah out of the field at an early stage of the game. Bringing him to Anfield would be quite something. But strange and controversial transfers are not new in football. If Luis Figo could leave Barcelona for Real Madrid and become a legend of Madrid; Sergio Ramos to Liverpool isn’t that strange. It would also depend on how desperate Liverpool is. Jurgen Klopp renewed his contract with Liverpool till 2023. It would depend a lot on his vision for Liverpool as Ramos fits only a short sporting period.
It doesn’t matter if there are still good amounts of days till the winter transfer window and if Ramos has a healthy amount of time to renegotiate his future; he will stay in Madrid. Florentino knows how valuable he is to Real Madrid and Ramos will definitely want to end his career in the Santiago Bernabeu. He served the Blancos for more than 15 years now. He is an icon and represents every value of a true Madridista. His picture hangs in the dressing room of Madrid and his voice echoes in the sporting decisions. He is the superstar of Madrid after Cristiano Ronaldo. His brand image is fantastic and the club will be looking to retain him for a reasonable deal during these times of financial crisis. As far as Madrid are concerned, Unless his demands are crazy; the situation is not dangerously delicate because of these unprecedented times. If Ramos is willing to negotiate, the club will be more flexible on their stance of not offering contracts of more than a year-long to older players. Real Madrid is willing to extend the club captain's contract by two years on the same salary as present, which is around 13 million euros a year. This would tie Sergio Ramos down until he reaches 37 years of age. That would mean an emotional farewell to their best captain ever in Bernabeu.