Real Madrid ‘give up on Sergio Ramos after he rejected TWO contract offers’, with captain set to leave on a free transfer ‘to a European club’ at the end of the season… as Spanish giants line up free agent David Alaba
- Sergio Ramos looks increasingly likely to depart Real Madrid after 15 years
- 34-year-old captain’s contract expires in the summer and renewal talks failed
- Reports in Spain suggest Ramos rejected two separate contract offers
- The centre back is set to move ‘to a European club’ when he leaves Real
- Bernabeu club are hopeful they can bring in David Alaba on a free transfer
Sergio Ramos looks increasingly unlikely to stay at Real Madrid beyond the summer ‘after rejecting two contract extension offers’.
The 34-year-old club captain, who has been at the Bernabeu for over 15 years and has played 668 games, is reportedly already planning his next step ‘to a European club’.
The Spanish journalist Siro Lopez, as relayed by Mundo Deportivo, reports that Ramos has rejected the two-year contract extension Real tabled with a 10 per cent salary reduction as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
It looks increasingly likely that Sergio Ramos will be leaving Real Madrid in the summer
Reports in Spain say the Real captain has rejected two contract extension offers from the club
Ramos also rejected a separate proposal for a one-year contract extension on his existing salary of £10.5million net.
The reports say that Real won’t be making another offer and so Ramos is set to depart the club when his contract runs down this summer.
The centre back is currently in rehabilitation following a knee operation and hasn’t played since the semi-final of the Spanish Super Cup against Athletic Bilbao on January 14.
He is expected to return to the side in April for what now appears to be a set of farewell appearances but without supporters in attendance.
His departure would bring the curtain down on 15 hugely successful years at Real Madrid
It means manager Zinedine Zidane will need to find a replacement centre back if Ramos leaves
Reports in Spain suggest Real are optimistic they can sign David Alaba, who will be available on a free this summer when his Bayern Munich contract runs down
Reports from Spain say that Real expect to bring in David Alaba, who is poised to leave Bayern Munich for nothing when his deal runs out at the end of the season.
They also want to renew Raphael Varane’s contract but will go into the market for another central defender if that isn’t possible.
Zinedine Zidane’s team are currently second in the LaLiga table following their 2-0 win over Getafe on Tuesday evening but leaders Atletico Madrid are five points clear with two games in hand.
Real face the first leg of a tricky Champions League last-16 tie against Atalanta later this month.