Real Madrid reportedly give Sergio Ramos a deadline to make his decision

Real Madrid, Sergio Ramos (Photo by ANDER GILLENEA/AFP via Getty Images)
Real Madrid, Sergio Ramos (Photo by ANDER GILLENEA/AFP via Getty Images) /

The contract renewal saga between Real Madrid and Sergio Ramos rages on, as Los Blancos have reportedly given their captain a final date to make his decision so that the uncertainty between both parties does not continue.

According to a report from ABC Deportes’ Tomas Gonzalez-Martin (report in Spanish), Real Madrid have asked Sergio Ramos to make his decision by March. Gonzalez-Martin writes that Los Blancos are asking Ramos to think about their proposal of a two-year extension with a 10-percent wage cut.

Real Madrid have been negotiating wage cuts on an individual basis, with Luka Modric reportedly accepting one in order to renew as his deal was also expiring. Ramos and Lucas Vazquez, meanwhile, have not accepted the terms.

There are rumblings that Real have offered Ramos the choice of two contracts. He can either take a one-year deal with no wage cut or that aforementioned two-year deal. Real usually don’t offer two-year extensions to 34-year-olds, but Ramos has earned being the exception. Even so, he must give Real what they want in order to get what he wants.

Real Madrid and Sergio Ramos need to settle their differences

It’s a messy situation, but all the rumors are still hard to believe for many Madridistas. Why would Ramos leave? Why would Real want to replace him with David Alaba if wages are the hang-up? And if Ramos doesn’t want to leave and Real don’t want to lose their club legend, why has it taken so long for an agreement to be reached?

Madridistas know only one thing for sure at this point: Ramos and Real Madrid were meant to continue this working relationship through the center back’s retirement. PSG, Manchester City, and Manchester United have all been linked to Ramos, but it is so hard to envision the No. 4 ever playing for another elite European side over Los Merengues.

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Whatever the case, we’ll have to head into the next weeks with open ears and find out if the March deadline holds or not. While fans want to be optimistic that things will work out, this season has not exactly been ripe with reasons for optimism in Madrid.