The current campaign could turn out to be the last one at the Santiago Bernabeu for Real Madrid captain and legend Sergio Ramos. The Spaniard’s present deal expires in the summer and contract negotiations between his entourage and the club are not progressing well, according to Marca.
Ramos will turn 35 in March and the 13-time European champions have only offered him a 1-year extension while he wants a deal that runs until at least June 2023. The Spaniard currently earns around 12 million euros net and the offer on the table is around the same value. Ramos’s brother and agent, Rene, is leading the negotiations with the club and they believe that the 34-year-old’s level of consistency and impact on the team deserves a better offer.
Ramos was arguably the second most important player in their title triumph last season, after Karim Benzema. The former Sevilla player’s leadership qualities and his habit of scoring crucial goals catalyzed Madrid’s 34th Spanish top-flight title win.
The Spaniard can currently negotiate pre-contract agreements with clubs outside Europe and French giants Paris Saint-Germain are keen to secure his services. According to Onda Cero, the Ligue 1 side have approached Ramos with a 3-year-deal worth 45 million euros. The Los Blancos certainly can’t match this offer and unless they reach an agreement soon, we could see Ramos in PSG colours next season. The French Champions need a leader at the back having lost Thiago Silva in the summer whereas a new challenge in a different league might be appealing to Ramos at the twilight of his career.
Me anwhile, Real Madrid have also failed to reach an agreement with Lucas Vazquez and he could also leave the club in the summer along with Ramos. On the positive side for Madrid fans, midfielder Luka Modric has agreed a one-year extension, until June 2022.
The Los Blancos sit second in the table currently, 7 points behind local rivals Atletico Madrid, and will host Levante in the next round of fixtures.