Sergio Ramos is getting the contract he wants, and most certainly deserves.
Real Madrid have reportedly reached an agreement with the club captain for a two-year contract extension, that’s according to a report from Cadena SER’s El Larguero. The report suggests the club and the defender’s team want to announce the deal before the start of 2021, which could also see them wait until the Christmas break before making it official.
Over the last 12 months, it has been regularly reported that Ramos wants two extra years, with the intention of retiring at the capital club. Rumours began circulating about Paris Saint Germain’s interest because both sides couldn’t agree on the length of the extension, but these reports were swiftly denied by Ramos’ father, who earlier this week confirmed that his son would indeed be extending his contract. Several outlets in both Spain and France also rubbished any links to the Parisian side.
So once it’s official, the 34-year old will get his opportunity to play and retire at the new Santiago Bernabeu, once the renovations are complete. It’s a pivotal move from Florentino Perez and his board, who simply cannot afford to lose an aura and leader like him. As Madrid continue to get younger in this transitional period, keeping key veterans like Ramos around the squad and in the dressing room can only help in the development of these new players.