Real Madrid and Sergio Ramos have begun discussions around a contract renewal according to a report from ESPN.
The 34-year-old legend and club captain is eager to continue at the Santiago Bernabeu while Florentino Perez and the board hold the same sentiments regarding their center back. Talks were on hold due to the financial impact imposed by the coronavirus pandemic, but have now started given that Ramos will be free to talk to other clubs in two month’s time. The report from ESPN notes that feelings are positive between both parties.
Sergio Ramos form, despite his age, has been impeccable in the last 12-18 months. There have been no signs of a decline. The question remains - will Real Madrid break their one-year extension policy for players over 30? Sergio Ramos reportedly wants a deal until 2024. That type of extension would see Ramos turn 38-years-old by the end of the term. Madrid recognize this is is a unique case and may have to give in on a longer term deal.
Zidane has been vocal about Ramos staying, as have former legends like Iker Casillas and Fernando Hierro. More than likely, an agreement will be found. All parties want to get the deal done. Long may the legend of Sergio Ramos and Real Madrid continue.