Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has agreed to sign a new contract after having talks with the club President Florentino Perez in China, according to Spanish paper Marca.
Earlier reports claimed that the Spaniard wasn’t happy with the treatment he was being given at the club by the authorities. The 29-year-old wanted a pay hike having not renewed his contract since 2011. But the centre-back reportedly had a fall-out with Perez over this matter.
The sacking of former coach Carlo Ancelotti, who Ramos supported throughout his time at Real Madrid, did more damage to the defender’s position at the club. Manchester United were looking to take advantage of his situation at Madrid, and have tried hard to land him at Old Trafford.
Ramos’ Madrid teammates Pepe and Luka Modric have insisted that he will remain at the club, as he loves the club and wants to retire as a Madrid player. However, the speculations suggesting a possible departure from the Spanish capital are still in the air. But it looks like he will remain with Real Madrid this summer, after Perez agreed to meet the wage-demands of Ramos, his agent and brother Rene.
Madrid new boss Rafa Benitez initially said that talks will be held between Ramos and Perez after reaching China, and insisted that he is “100 per cent not leaving” the club.
“I’ve been focused on training and I haven’t been able to have a chat with either Florentino Pérez or Ramos,” Benitez said.
“Florentino told me that they were going to talk at lunch. Ramos looked good to me, as always.”
The added responsibility of being the club captain might have been a mind-changing factor for Ramos, as Madrid’s former captain and Spain teammate Iker Casillas left for Porto.
Ramos is one of the most important players for Real Madrid, and has shown his worth to the team on many occasions. The Madrid fans will definitely hope that he does not leave the club. But if he decides to move, it will surely be the biggest transfer of this summer, and the biggest loss for the Blancos.