After months of endless speculation regarding the future of Sergio Ramos, Real Madrid’s hierarchy appear to have finally had enough – setting their captain a deadline to accept their contract renewal offer by.
Talks over a renewed deal at the Bernabeu have long since hit the buffers, with Los Blancos unable to fulfil the financial demands of their legendary captain as they look to balance the books amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Real had hoped Ramos would lead by example and accept a pay cut until the club were in a steadier financial position. However, with the 34-year-old yet to accept the offer of a two-year-deal and a 10% pay-cut, ABC claim the club’s hierarchy have issued a March deadline for a final decision.
As it stands, Ramos is free to discuss his future with potential suitors, and back in November, 90min exclusively revealed that all of the Premier League’s ‘big six’ sides were monitoring the defender’s situation with interest.
Manchester City are particularly keen on the four-time Champions League winner, but city rivals United are Ramos’ preferred destination should he leave Madrid.