Manchester City ‘willing to offer Sergio Ramos a two-year deal’ allowed him to walk away from Real Madrid for nothing this summer, while Pep Guardiola ‘admires the leadership skills of the Spanish veteran’ in the back.
- Manchester City are ready to sign Sergio Ramos this summer, according to reports
- The contract of the experienced defender with current club Real Madrid expires on June 30
- Pep Guardiola is reportedly interested in Ramos’ leadership qualities on the backside
- Reports allege Ramos is scheduled to meet on Friday over a new Real contract
Manchester City are reportedly considering a move for Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos on a two-year contract.
The Spanish centre-back, who has scored more than 100 goals for Los Blancos, could leave the club later this summer, as his contract expires on June 30 – with no deal currently in sight.
Meanwhile, City are targeting a new centre-back this summer due to Eric Garcia’s impending departure to Barcelona, with reports linking Aymeric Laporte to an exit at the Etihad Stadium.
Manchester City are reportedly ready to offer Sergio Ramos a two-year contract
City boss Pep Guardiola is believed to be a fan of Ramos’s leadership qualities
And according to ESPNCity boss Pep Guardiola has been impressed with Ramos’ leadership qualities and will offer the 35-year-old a contract should he not renew at the Bernabeu.
Ramos would reportedly be offered a two-year deal at the Etihad Stadium with the option of a third year if performance is at an acceptable level, or a move to City’s MLS sister club New York City FC.
The report also claims that a meeting is scheduled for Friday between representatives of Ramos and Real president Florentino Perez, to resolve the future of the Spaniard.
Ramos’ contract with Real expires on June 30 with a crucial meeting on Friday
The defender would stay in Spain after a two-year deal, but Real tend to only give one-year rolling contracts to players over the age of 30.
Ramos has spent the last 16 seasons with Real in the Spanish capital, leading them to five LaLiga titles, four Champions League trophies and four more Club World Cups.
But the veteran defender has struggled with several long-term injuries over the course of the season, forcing Spanish manager Luis Enrique to leave him out of the country’s European Championship squad for the summer.
Ramos played 21 times for Real this season due to injury setbacks, as Los Blancos finished the 2020-21 season as runners-up in LaLiga and Champions League semi-finalists for Chelsea.
Ramos would face John Stones (right) and Ruben Dias (left) as a center-back
Ramos would face City’s first-choice duo of John Stones and Ruben Dias at the back, with Nathan Ake and now Spanish international defender Laporte backing up.
According to reports on Monday, City are preparing a sensational overhaul of their squad after their disappointing Champions League final defeat to Chelsea over the weekend.
City trio Gabriel Jesus, Raheem Sterling and Laporte are said to be dissatisfied with the amount of playing time they have been given under Guardiola this season, despite the club winning the Premier League and Carabao Cup.
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