Real Madrid News: An ominous claim made about Sergio Ramos’ future

Real Madrid, Sergio Ramos (Photo by PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP via Getty Images)
Real Madrid, Sergio Ramos (Photo by PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP via Getty Images) /

Real Madrid and Sergio Ramos have been at the bargaining table for months, but the club and the captain have been unable to come to terms on a new contract.

Ramos’ current deal will expire upon the conclusion of the 2020-2021 season, making him a free agent. Juventus, PSG, Manchester United, and so many other big clubs have been named as potentially being ready to swoop for the player. And David Alaba has been reportedly identified as his replacement.

There has been reason for optimism. There has been reason for pessimism. Nobody quite knows what the future holds for Ramos, and it is making Madridistas concerned.

But there is now a strong claim from Josep Pedrerol on El Chiringuito (tweet in Spanish) regarding the future of Sergio Ramos. Pedrerol reports that Ramos is leaving Real Madrid and that “there is no going back”.

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It’s an incredibly strongly-worded report from Pedrerol, who is known for these kinds of bombshells. Whether or not it actually ends up happening is another story entirely. Because the very idea of Ramos leaving Real Madrid is so jarring that most fans cannot even comprehend it happening unless the tearful goodbyes must take place.

But Pedrerol seems firm in his stance about Ramos’ Real future. He even states that the club is preparing for the player to leave, which seems to be backed up by the previous reporting regarding an agreement between club and Alaba.

Yet I cannot see Los Blancos giving up that easily. Ramos means so much to the club. There is not a single center back better on the ball or at scoring goals than him. Who has Ramos’ leadership? His accomplishments at a club and national level? And, of course, the man is a brilliant defender, even in an era when center backs are criticized and scapegoated for one bad play or game. (Just ask his teammate, Raphael Varane, how fickle evaluations can be of central defenders.)

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Pedrerol’s reporting is ominous and stern, but it should not be damning. As long as there is no official statement and as long as both sides are negotiating, there is reason for hope. There is reason to believe that Real Madrid and Ramos will continue this wonderful, fruitful footballing relationship for at least one more year – and hopefully two.