Sergio Ramos is reportedly now closer to renewing with Real Madrid.
That’s according to MARCA’s Jose Felix Diaz, who revealed Tuesday’s conversation between club president Florentino Perez and the central defender was the catalyst to the sudden change.
It was believed the veteran was closer to leaving the club with his contract expiring in June 2021, but the professional relationship between the pair remains “cordial, correct and sincere” – says the daily Spanish publication.
Ramos reportedly turned down the club’s initial offer, an offer made keeping in mind the financial difficulties due to losses caused by Covid-19, and Madrid are sticking to their guns.
Another source, albeit less reliable than Felix Diaz, Jorge Calabres from El Bernabeu has gone one-step further to confirm that the renewal has already been agreed.
Calabres says an agreement has been reached until 2023, and the 34-year old will earn €12m annually, the same amount as he’s currently earning, which includes a 10% salary reduction due to the pandemic.
Both reports clearly indicate positive news for Madrid fans and the club in general. The renewal of Ramos, like the renewal of Luka Modric, will no doubt help Los Merengues in their on-going transition.