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Sergio Ramos Eager to Play in both Euro 2020 and Olympics

A gold Olympic medal is still missing from his trophy case, but what about the wear and tear on what will be a 34-year-old body?

Spain v Faroe Islands -EURO Qualifier SPhoto by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images

According to reports from Marca and El Mundo Deportivo, Sergio Ramos would like to participate in the Olympic Games this summer in addition to Euro 2020. The Olympics is made up of a National team of players under the age of 23, but three players over the age of 23 can participate per the Olympic regulations, thus Ramos would look to occupy one of those spots.

Spanish National team coach, Robert Moreno, came out today and commented on Ramos’ potential involvement: “I haven’t talked about the Olympic Games with Ramos. That desire defines him as a footballer. He’s got one more motivation to add to his career. Its difficult, when you have won everything, to stay motivated. I see him training every day, and I see his will to maintain his level.”

It would certainly be special for Sergio Ramos to potentially claim gold this summer with the Spanish Olympic team, but what would that mean from a Real Madrid perspective? In March, Ramos will turn 34-years-old, how many games can his body truly handle? The decision may spur the rise of Militao or force Madrid into bringing in another center back as cover. Sergio Ramos and the Spanish FA will be the ultimate decision makers, but Madrid will certainly be keeping a close eye on how the situation unfolds.

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