Real Madrid are ready to offer captain Sergio Ramos a two-year contract extension which will not included a salary raise, according to a report from Cadena SER’s El Larguero. Ramos’ current deal expires in the summer of 2021, meaning that he will be able to entertain offers from other clubs on January 1st, 2021.
While Ramos and Real Madrid have always been expected to find some kind of agreement which would keep the defender in the Spanish capital, Los Blancos were keen on offering just an additional year given Ramos’ age. However, his performances over the last few months have proved that he’s still the best defender of the team and quite clearly the leader in the current squad, so a two-year extension makes sense.
Madrid not considering a raise also seems reasonable given the current financial scenario during the Coronavirus pandemic, with decrease in revenue for every single club. In fact, Cadena SER’s report mentions that Real Madrid could try to negotiate yet another salary cut for the players if the situation doesn’t improve shortly.
Midfielder Luka Modric is facing a similar scenario with his contract because his current deal also expires next summer. Modric might not be an undisputed starter for the team, but he seems willing to retire as a Real Madrid player, just like Ramos, so an agreement should also be expected.