The relationship between Real Madrid and Sergio Ramos seems to be on the verge of being over as the iconic defender is reportedly free to start discussing with other clubs on a possible transfer deal.
The 34-year-old defender who has been playing for Real Madrid since August 2005, after securing a move from Sevilla for €27 million, has until June 2021 before his contract with Madrid expires.
According to reports, the captain of Real Madrid and Spain national team has been in talks with Madrid over a contract extension. However, the discussion is said to be halted because the Spanish giants failed to agree with him in terms of his wages.
Real Madrid is said to be in financial difficulty due to the coronavirus pandemic that has affected the revenue of clubs and the club is looking for means to cut costs. Reports are suggesting that the Spanish giants are not ready to pay Sergio Ramos his current weekly wage which is said to be around £463,000-per-week.
Since the defender is not ready to earn less even though he is at the tail end of his career, the club has reportedly given him the go-ahead to join any club of his choice. But Ramos might have to remain at Real Madrid until the end of June before he can exit Madrid even if he signs for another club this January.
Before his contract extension talks at Madrid turned sour, the Spanish La Liga giants have reportedly agreed to offer the Spanish footballer a two-year deal which would have kept him at the club until he turns 36-year-old. Though it seems the contract extension discussion is over, the legendary status of the defender might force the members of the club’s board to rethink their stand.
©️⚽👏 ¡Nuestro capitán @SergioRamos, sigue haciendo historia!— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) December 21, 2020
3️⃣er madridista con más victorias en @LaLiga.
✅ ¡313 y sumando!
📊 Por delante de él solo se encuentran @RaulGonzalez (327) e @IkerCasillas (334).#RealFootball | #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/S3OOVF4rtH
In the last 15 years at Real Madrid, Sergio Ramos has played 666 games in all competitions, scoring 100 goals and providing a total of 40 assists despite being a center-defender.
So far this season, the football icon has made 13 league appearances for Madrid, scoring a goal. While in all competitions, the Spaniard has scored a total of 3 goals and provided an assist in 16 appearances.
‘Sergio Ramos has been named to the FIFPro World11 eleven times; a record for a defender, and the third-most all-time. He has also been elected to the UEFA Team of the Year eight times; also a record for a defender, and third-most all-time. Additionally, Ramos has been named La Liga’s Best Defender a record five times, and to the La Liga Team of the Season in 2015–2016.’