Manchester United are ready to take advantage of Sergio Ramos’ contract dispute with Real Madrid in order to sign the World Cup winning centre-back, as per the Daily Star.
Reports suggest that the 29-year-old – who has two years left on his Bernabeu contract – does not want to hold talks on an extension, with Los Blancos unwilling to match his £10 million-a-year wage demands.
Ramos believes his requests reflect his view that he is one of the world’s top defenders, which is understandable, especially considering the success he has enjoyed throughout his career.
The two-time UEFA European Championship, three-time La Liga and one-time Champions League winner played 27 league games for Real this season, scoring four goals; which is more than any other defender at the club. Meanwhile, he completed an impressive 90% of his passes over the course of the campaign.
Rene Ramos, the player’s brother and agent, implied that the Spain international is likely to play for at least one more club before he hangs up his boots for good, which is a boost for the Old Trafford outfit in their pursuit of his services.
He stated, “For now he still has two years of contract. We await the call of the club but Real Madrid have not called me. For now there are no talks. Perhaps it is best if he doesn’t finish his career at Real Madrid but at another club. We never know.”
Allegedly Louis van Gaal would only have to write a cheque for £20 million on order to secure the services of the one-time Champions League winning defender, which seems a small price to pay considering his world class ability.