Real Madrid captain and legend Sergio Ramos is set to become a free agent this next summer and he can now negotiate with other clubs, given that Madrid and Ramos didn’t reach an agreement to extend his contract before the January 1st deadline.
Now, the Spanish defender will listen to offers from those other clubs as the negotiations between both parts have stalled, according to Cadena SER and El Chiringuito.
Apparently, and according to El Chiringuito, Real Madrid offered Ramos two different options to extend his contract with the club. One, a single-year extension maintaining his current salary. The second option would be a two-year contract with a significant salary cut —around 10%—.
The defender told president Florentino Perez that he’s not going to accept that offer and also that he will now “listen to other clubs,” per that same report. Perez replied saying that the club would “understand” Ramos’ decision if he were to accept a better offer to leave Real Madrid.
This contract extension appeared to be a fairly simple one, given Ramos’ current importance within the team and his recent performances. However, it now seems that Ramos is indeed willing to walk away if he doesn’t get the kind of offer he’s looking for, while Madrid are reluctant about giving Ramos that two-year extension.
Meanwhile, Los Blancos are paying close attention to the transfer market and seem to be closing in on the signing of David Alaba as a free agent.