Some Arsenal fans have clamoured for the club to sign defender Sergio Ramos, after reports emerged he wants to leave on a free transfer.
The 33-year-old has been with Real for 14 years after moving from Sevilla, but club president Florentino Perez has confirmed the Spaniard’s desire to end his Bernabeu career.
He told Onda Cero (quoted by The Sun): “They [Ramos and his agent] came to see me in my office and told me they had a very good offer from China.
“But the league rules over there wouldn’t permit them to pay the transfer fee.”
Ramos apparently had a bust-up with Perez and has supposedly been considering his future.
China appears to be his most likely destination, but that is not stopping some Arsenal fans from getting giddy about the latest development.
Arsenal fans react
Many Gunners supporters know that Unai Emery desperately needs to strengthen his backline this summer.
Arsenal conceded 51 Premier League goals in 2018/19 and they are crying out for an experienced leader.
Ramos is a serial winner and has been one of the best centre-halves around over the past 10 years.
Arsenal have done business with Real previously with the Mesut Ozil deal, and some fans want history to repeat itself with the seemingly exit-bound Ramos, even though his wage demands would likely make any move extremely difficult:
In a heart beat
— Mumeen (@mumeen00187304) 28 May 2019
Can’t stand him, but if he’s doing all his dirty stuff for our team, I would take him immediately
— Jaluo Thomas (@Jaluo3000) 28 May 2019
I’ll surely take him, he’s a winner.
— Uchenna Okorie-Agwu (@Oneconsigliere) 28 May 2019
I wouldn’t hesitate.
Even at 50 he’d be better than Mustafi.
— Sinkaspud 🇬🇧 🇺🇸 ✝ 🇮🇱 ☺ (@sinkaspud) 28 May 2019
— MR. Got NO Friends (@M3_3BDK) 28 May 2019
— KRSHNΛ 🧸 (@ruggeee) 28 May 2019
— DavidBastin (@davidbastin77) 28 May 2019
Sergio Ramos at Arsenal….yes please
— Shane Maguire 🇮🇪 (@ShaneMag_) 28 May 2019
Sergio Ramos as a free agent would be a good short term signing leader warrior
— NP (@NickPowch1995) 28 May 2019