The end of January is getting closer, and there is no indication of an agreement between Sergio Ramos and Real Madrid on the continuation of cooperation. The experienced defender's contract with the Primera champion expires at the end of the current season, and as the media in Spain point out, the end of several weeks of negotiations is not in sight.
The first obstacle on the way to the continuation of cooperation, which has lasted since 2005 and the arrival of the defender in Real from Seville, was the length of the new contract and the club's policy to extend the cooperation with players older than 30 for a year.
The captain of Madrid, who turns 35 in March, insisted on a two-year contract, and after that condition was fulfilled, financial obstacles followed.
As we said above, the captain of Madrid, who turns 35 in March, insisted on a two-year contract, and after that condition was fulfilled, financial obstacles followed.
The club's attitude to reducing costs was reflected in the players' contracts, so the salary of all football players was reduced by ten percent due to the pandemic, and on that occasion, Ramos dropped from 12,000,000 euros to 10,800,000.
However, the reduction at that time applied to the entire team, so Ramos is determined not to accept that his salary will be reduced in the upcoming period, which spoils Rela's plans, for which every euro is of great importance given that the club intends to refresh the playing team and staff during the summer and that Kylian Mbappe is on the wish list, among others.
Comfort to Real in the negotiations is brought by the fact that they have already reached an agreement with David Alaba, who will arrive at the royal club as a free agent at the end of the season, precisely as a competitor for Ramos' position.
However, the matches against Alcoyano and Alaves showed the pain of the Madrid club's defense without Ramos in the lineup, so it is hard to believe that the Spanish giant will easily give up the experienced football player.
Of course, Ramos' desire to end his career at the current club also plays a significant role, which is the reason why he has not yet accepted the rich offer of Paris Saint-Germain of 15,000,000 euros a year but has not entered into talks with David Beckham, who wants him at Inter Miami.
Although it is hard to believe that the Madrid club will give up one of the players who marked the previous 15 years at the Santiago Bernabeu, the fact that the negotiations have been going on for weeks is an obvious indication of a problem.