Sergio Ramos is considered one of the most influential and impactful center-backs of his generation and Manchester City want him.
Manchester City have been following developments at Real Madrid closely. Sergio Ramos is in the last year of his contract and it expires on June 30. The Spaniard is free to negotiate a pre-transfer deal with any club that could offer him a suitable offer. Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain are the two clubs said to be the favorites to land the 34-year-old. Ramos has failed to strike a deal with Real Madrid and Manchester City are closely monitoring the situation, according to ESPN.
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Let’s face it.
Sergio Ramos spent 15 years at Real Madrid and it’s hard to believe that there won’t be a compromise of any kind from either side. The problem lies in the salary offered to the skipper of Real Madrid. The 34-year-old wants a raise in his salary but with the current financial situation Real Madrid are unable to comply with the player’s request. Manchester City, on the other hand, are in a good position to pay their wage demands, given that they won’t pay any transfer fees to land the Spaniard.
The most likely outcome of this saga is that Sergio Ramos will end up staying at the Santiago Bernabeu. That said, the Sky Blues don’t really need to have people like Sergio Ramos in the lineup as the defense has been strong this season. At the center of the bottom line, the options available for Pep are Nathan Ake, John Stones, Reuben Dias and Aymeric Laporte. Sergio Ramos would only deepen the sense of competition for a place in the back row.
The Cityzens are closely linked with Lionel Messi and the former Premier League champions must be prepared to seize any opportunity that may come their way. For both, Ramos and Messi’s astronomical salaries could prove to be a problem for the Sky Blues. If the Cityzens are eager to land Lionel Messi, Sergio Ramos should not be a priority.