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Sport Sergio Ramos decision complicates Man Utd's transfer plan

08:50  18 june  2021
08:50  18 june  2021 Source:   metro.co.uk

Ramos-Madrid ‘divorce seems certain’ amid Man U links

  Ramos-Madrid ‘divorce seems certain’ amid Man U links Ramos "has no future" at Real Madrid - his contract is set to expire later this month , according to reports in Spain. © Getty Images Sergio-Ramos-F365 Ramos has been a mainstay for the Spanish giants since he joined them in 2005 from Sevilla. Madrid splashed out around €27m for the defender. Since then, he has played over 650 times for Real Madrid. In 2015, he replaced Iker Casillas as club captain as the goalkeeper signed for Porto. Every Premier League club’s most valuable asset Ramos is a five-time winner of La Liga with Madrid. He has also won the Champions League four times.

Raphael Varane wearing a blue shirt: Raphael Varane is Manchester United’s top target (Getty) © Provided by Metro Raphael Varane is Manchester United’s top target (Getty)

Manchester United’s efforts to sign Raphael Varane have hit a stumbling block following Sergio Ramos’ departure at Real Madrid, according to reports.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to recruit a new central defender before the start of the new season and Varane is at the top of his shortlist.

United have already had a £50 million offer for the France international rejected by Madrid, who are holding out for a fee closer to £80m.

But Madrid’s hand could be forced as Varane has just one year remaining on his current contract and has refused to sign a new deal with the Spanish club.

Ramos exit will not impact Real sale with Man Utd ‘closest’ to deal

  Ramos exit will not impact Real sale with Man Utd ‘closest’ to deal The La Liga club announced on Wednesday that Ramos will be leaving this summerThe 35-year-old, who has been with Madrid since 2005, will depart at the end of his contract this summer.

However, The Telegraph and The Times both report that Madrid are now set to step up their efforts to keep Varane in the wake of Ramos’ exit.

Raphael Varane in a blue shirt: Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane is Manchester United's top target © Provided by Metro Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane is Manchester United's top target

Madrid are looking to avoid the situation which would see both Ramos and Varane leave the Santiago Bernabeu this summer.

graphical user interface: Sergio Ramos has made it clear he wanted to stay at Real Madrid (SIPA USA/PA Images) © Provided by Metro Sergio Ramos has made it clear he wanted to stay at Real Madrid (SIPA USA/PA Images)

Speaking on Thursday, Ramos made it clear that his intention was to remain at Madrid and has accused the Spanish club of taking away their offer of a contract renewal.

‘I’ve never wanted to leave,’ said Ramos.

‘The club offered me one year, with a drop in salary. I wanted two years, not for the money, for continuity for me and my family. The economic issue was never a problem.

Sergio Ramos rules out transfer to two clubs after revealing Real Madrid dirty tricks

  Sergio Ramos rules out transfer to two clubs after revealing Real Madrid dirty tricks "I never wanted to leave Real Madrid, I always wanted to stay here."The 35-year-old will wave goodbye to Los Blancos at the end of the month. The LaLiga club announced on Wednesday evening that he would leave his contract on June 30.

‘Then I decided to accept the offer that I thought was on the table, of one year, but I was told that the offer wasn’t there any more.

‘They told my agent that the offer had expired a week ago. The truth is I don’t know why the offer expired, I can’t answer that. There was a negotiation and maybe I misunderstood.’

graphical user interface: Sergio Ramos has made it clear he wanted to stay at Real Madrid © Provided by Metro Sergio Ramos has made it clear he wanted to stay at Real Madrid

Varane, meanwhile, is reportedly keen on joining Paris Saint-Germain this summer having decided that he will not sign a new deal with Madrid.

However, it’s understood that PSG are also interested in signing Ramos, who is now available on a free transfer after leaving Madrid.

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Eto’o calls on Barcelona to sign controversial Real Madrid legend .
The former striker probably won't find too many people connected to the Catalan club who share his opinionRamos will leave Madrid at the end of the month after a 16-year spell at the Bernabeu. His contract is set to expire and the defender has not put pen-to-paper on fresh terms. Therefore, he will be available on a free when the transfer window opens on 1st July.

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