Sergio Ramos is still ‘holding on to a two-year contract extension’ with Real Madrid, despite negotiations stalling since January as the defender considers his options.
- Real Madrid would rather offer the 35-year-old central defender a one-year contract
- With the veteran’s deal ending this summer, it seems more likely he can go
- The anticipated arrival of Bayern Munich’s David Alaba will bolster their backline
Sergio Ramos is reportedly still demanding a two-year contract extension for two more months on his current deal with Real Madrid.
The 35-year-old defender – whose deal expires this summer – is captaining the Spanish giants, but negotiations have been at a standstill since January.
According to Brand, center-back Ramos believes he deserves new terms until the summer of 2023, given his exemplary long-term service to the club, while the Spanish giants would prefer a year-long offer.
Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos is reportedly waiting for a two-year contract extension
Both sides are keen to resolve the deadlock, but with the veteran’s deal at the Santiago Bernabéu ending this summer, it seems increasingly likely that his gigantic 16-season spell at the club will come to an end.
The finances of the proposed deal are believed to be secondary to the long-term security and stability of a two-year deal for Ramos, who has played 670 times in all competitions for Los Blancos and scored 101 goals from the defense.
However, he has only played 15 league games so far this season due to injury, and in his absence 23-year-old Brazilian Eder Militao has performed admirably, proving his suitability as a potential first-team replacement for Ramos.
Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane (above) could see the veteran center leave half way this summer
The anticipated arrival of Bayern Munich center-back David Alaba would further strengthen their backline and potentially influence the decision to keep the Spain international by 180 cap.
Fellow defenders Raphael Varane and Nacho Fernandez see their deals expire in 2022, with Nacho likely to stay, but Varane more likely to be sold given his apparent doubts about staying with the club.
Zinedine Zidane’s side will travel to Chelsea for their second leg in the Champions League semi-final with the score at 1-1, before turning their attention to the tight LaLiga title race.
They are currently second in the table, level on points with Barcelona and two points behind leaders and city rival Atletico Madrid.
Ramos missed the first leg of the European semi-final against Chelsea, but will be fit for the return