Club legend urges Real to keep Ramos amid Man Utd rumours

Date published: Monday 8th March 2021 4:47 - James Holland

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Real Madrid have been urged to offer Sergio Ramos a new contract by club legend Fernando Hierro.

The Spanish centre-back, 34, has been heavily linked with a Bernabeu exit in recent months.

Manchester United, Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain are all keeping tabs on the defender.

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His contract looks set to expire in June, meaning the three sides can sign him on a free transfer.

Los Blancos are unwilling to give Ramos an improved contract due to his age.

They want the legendary defender to take a pay cut to offset the financial implications of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Reacting to Ramos’ situation, former defender Hierro said (via Goal): “I think we are very similar, by character, by way of being. We also have a very good relationship.

“Sergio is a legend of Real Madrid and hopefully he will finish his career at this club. I believe that players like him should finish in a great club.

“In the sporting aspect, he has conditions that I did not have and for me he is the best centre-back in the club’s history.

“That is clear to me because of everything he has represented and I am happy for him, without a doubt.”

Ramos has been a stalwart at the back for Real since joining from Sevilla in 2005.

He’s won four Champions League medals and five La Liga titles.

However, Real want to usher in a new era by focusing on younger players.

They’ve offered Ramos a reduced contract worth £11.1million for one final season.

He rejected that deal after setting his demands at a huge £13.4million.

Ramos isn’t the only defender to be linked with a move to Old Trafford.

His centre-back partner Raphael Varane could also be on the move this summer.

The Frenchman is wanted by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to partner Harry Maguire.

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