Real Madrid news: Sergio Ramos decides against signing a contract extension


Ligalive reported yesterday that Real Madrid have already begun preparations for life after Ramos by identifying Villarreal’s Pau Torres as the center-back’s potential successor at the club.

Sergio Ramos has decided against signing a contract extension with Real Madrid and is poised to leave the club on a free transfer this summer, reports MARCA.

The 34-year-old Spain international joined Los Blancos from Sevilla in 2005. Over the next fifteen years he has helped Madrid win 5 La Liga titles and 4 Champions League trophies, while also winning 3 UEFA Super Cups and four FIFA Club World Cups in that time.

Ramos might be turning 35 next year but his importance for the club hasn’t diminished. The legendary centre-back was the second top-scorer for Madrid last season, behind forward Karim Benzema, and helped the club win its first Spanish top-flight title under Zinedine Zidane.

However, despite the huge role the player has played in Madrid’s successes for the last 16 years, Los Blancos are wary of offering Ramos anything more than a one-year contract extension to the deal that is set to expire at the end of this season.

 

Why isn’t Ramos signing the contract extension?

Ramos has every reason to believe that he deserves more and, following outstretched negotiations with the club that has spanned months, has reportedly decided his time at Santiago Bernabeu will come to an end at the conclusion of the ongoing campaign.

His potential departure from Real Madrid is reportedly set to be followed by the arrivals of centre-backs David Alaba and Pau Torres. The former is in advanced negotiations with sides ahead of his exit as a free agent from Bayern Munich in the summer. Torres, meanwhile, is one of the players Zidane has identified as the future of Madrid.

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