Manchester United is back in the Champions League by securing a playoff spot, finishing fourth in the Premier League. With last year’s performance, if anything to go by it, United’s main concern is solidifying their defence. A number of players have been linked with that position. First there was Hummels, then the up and coming Argentine centre-back Nicolas Otamendi from Valencia, a highly regarded and robust defender. Now adding to that list, we have Sergio Ramos of Real Madrid.
Reports in Spain suggest that Ramos is ready to end 11 years association with the Madrid-based club and jump ship to Manchester United and ply his trade in the EPL. Here is where the things start getting interesting. On one hand United are in the market for a world class defender, on the other side, it could just be a means of getting a fatter pay cheque. It seems Real Madrid is not interested in selling him, but if they do it is not less than a whopping 60 million pounds.
The club is reluctant to let him go, but with contract talks breaking down, they fear losing him on a free. Honestly, I believe this deal is far from happening. In recent past, deals between the two powerhouses have is actually the other way round, where a United player would trade his jersey for the royal white of Madrid.
The current President, Florentino Perez has stated, the club has approached the representatives of the player to churn out a deal behind closed doors, and talks are ongoing. That’s not the end of it, Real Madrid have made it clear that they would want to replace ageing Iker Casillas with David De Gea.So what’s the next episode in this transfer saga, will Ramos say his goodbyes to a club where he has played most of his football, or will they meet in the middle. What about the future of De Gea? The plot thickens.