Are we on our way to one of the most dramatic transitions seen in European football in recent years? According to a report in Spain, Sergio Ramos is likely to leave Real Madrid and join Sevilla on a long-term contract, starting next season.
As is known, Ramos has not yet renewed his contract with the Blancos, and he currently has until the end of the month to reach an agreement with Real. The report claims that an official offer has already been submitted to him from the Andalusian club, but quite as expected it does not come close to the sums the Spanish stopper expects to earn: seven million euros per season for five years. By comparison, last season Ramos slipped a little over € 17.5 million into his bank account.
The report also says that the Blancos captain will not be convinced by Sevilla’s offer, and that he would rather renew his contract at Real Madrid and even cut ten percent of his salary. Despite this, Florentino Perez is currently setting a slightly different priority and it is possible that in the end Ramos will not stay in the Spanish capital.
Sergio Ramos is one of the greatest stoppers in the history of European football and certainly in the history of Real Madrid. He has been playing for the club since the 2005/6 season and has made 671 appearances in the white uniform, during which he scored 101 goals and netted 49 more, unprecedented numbers for a defensive player. In addition, he has captained the team for the past five seasons and has won five Spanish championships with it and four times in the Champions League.