Most people are expecting Sergio Ramos to retire at Real Madrid, but the world’s most reliable transfer expect has made a huge claim.
Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos was missing from the club’s roster and they lost 3-2 to Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League on Wednesday. The Whites lacked a leader on the pitch and they have now lost their last seven European games without the captain on the pitch. These numbers only go on to highlight Ramos’ importance to the club.
Apart from being an incredibly reliable player at the back, the Spain international is the leadership figure which is missed in such kind of fixtures. Marcelo was the captain on the evening against the Ukrainian side, but the Brazil international is lacking defensively since a few years now and does not command the attention as his teammate Ramos does.
Sergio Ramos sees an end to his current contract with the La Liga giants at the end of the 2020/21 campaign and as such, he will be allowed to negotiate with other European clubs starting from January. While the club and player are both interested in the extension of their association, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain are monitoring the situation too and an increment in wages could send the 34-year-old thinking about pursuing a new challenge, Fabrizio Romano claims.
Juventus have a reputation of signing some of the world’s most experienced players as free agents and the case would be no different with Ramos despite his age. The Bianconeri’s lack of experience on the biggest stage has seen them fall short of the Champions League Final, twice in the last five years, and maybe the Real Madrid captain could help their cause.
Paris Saint-Germain on the other hand lost their best defender in recent years in Thiago Silva and have to rely on the young pairing of Marquinhos and Presnel Kimpembe. The Parisians have the same problem as Juve- a lack of experience. They too have been chasing the Champions League and Ramos’ leadership skills could make the difference as well.
Despite interest from the two European giants, it is very unlikely to see Ramos leaving his comfort zone at the end of his career. He is highly regarded at Real Madrid and has always iterated his desire to retire at the Santiago Bernabeu. All things point to an extension to the Spaniard’s contract and it may only be a matter of time.