Shocking quotes by Arrigo Sacchi in La Gazzetta dello Sport. The former Real Madrid director said that he talked to Sergio Ramos when he visited Valdebebas last season. According to Sacchi, here's what Ramos said.
I want to stay, but Florentino offers me less money... What do you think?
Sacchi apparently replied.
You have to stay. Take a look at what Kaká and Shevchenko did. They were just fine in AC Milan and decided to leave for a bigger contract and ended up shortening their careers. You are very well here, you have to stay.
According to La Gazzetta's report, Sacchi also reminded Ramos that he was the one to convince Florentino of his signing by telling Real's President that he was going to be the next Paolo Maldini.
Ramos has a tendency to ask for bigger, better contracts once every two or three years, and this has not been an exception. Furthermore, he was Real Madrid's hero in La Décima, so he feels like he deserves that more money. It's up to Florentino to negotiate with him, as he has lots of good years of football in him. It would be a surprise to see him leaving the Spanish capital, but Ramos isn't an easy player to negotiate with either. In anyway, Florentino Pérez will probably have to meet Ramos' demands.