Sergio Ramos set for Real Madrid exit
Sergio Ramos will depart Real Madrid upon the expiration of his contract after 16 years at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Real Madrid’s future looks more likely without their captain, Ramos, as he heads into the final weeks of his contract. Talks over an extension have been ongoing since the start of 2021, however, no progress has been made.
Both parties’ expectations, however, remain far apart, with Ramos demanding a two-year contract and the club sticking to its habit of granting 12-month extensions to players over 30.
Ramos’ demands have gone unheeded at Madrid, with a formerly strong relationship with Perez looking to be on the verge of falling down.
Perez has already made up his decision on the matter, according to Spanish news site Diario AS, and he is glad to let the 35-year-old depart.
Regardless of Carlo Ancelotti’s stance, the captain-president connection appears to be irreparably damaged.
Los Blancos’ recent signing of David Alaba is proving to be a deciding factor in whether or not there will be a change of guard. After joining on a free transfer, the Austrian, who is 28 years old and still can play at high-level for many years.
Alaba has taken on the captain’s wages also and it is well known that the board of Real Madrid is trying to reduce the wages cap as they will prepare for a big transfer whether the french sensation, Kylian Mbappe or the striker Erling Haaland.