Sergio Ramos’ future at Real Madrid is about as secure as David de Gea‘s at Manchester United. At the moment, everything is up in the air.
An uneasy relationship with Florentino Perez has shown no signs of improving but with the Real Madrid president set to fly out to China this weekend to hold talks with Ramos, there is likely to be some progress over the next few days.
Whether that will bring Ramos closer to staying at Real Madrid or force him closer to the exit door remains to be seen but Sky Sports’ Graham Hunter believes there is only one outcome from this situation if Ramos gets his own way – he’ll move to United.
Speaking to talkSPORT, Hunter said: “Ramos’ attitude remains the same. He is unhappy, he has made that clear, and he has made his decision [to go].
“It is not him bullying Madrid into a better contract. If he gets his way, he will go to United. But the deal is, there is two years left on his contract and it may not be able to happen. Real may refuse to sell him.”
Unfortunately for United, a burning desire from Ramos to join United won’t be enough to help push through a move because, as Hunter points out, he has two years left on his Real Madrid contract so the ball remains in their court.
One move which Ramos still has left in his locker is to put in a transfer request and you get the feeling that’s exactly what Perez wants him to do because it means Real Madrid save face.
All of a sudden, it would look like Ramos is trying to force his way out of the club and all of the blame would lie at his feet.
When it comes to big transfers like this, football becomes very political and that’s what this whole situation is beginning to look like – a stalemate of opposing parties.
What will the outcome be? We’ll all find out over the next few weeks but Hunter is insistent that if Ramos gets his own way, he’ll be calling Old Trafford home next season.