Real Madrid: Three bold predictions for the rest of the season

Real Madrid, Zinedine Zidane (Photo by Diego Souto/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)
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Real Madrid, Sergio Ramos
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Sergio Ramos is going to renew

Sergio Ramos’ contract renewal talks are always a saga. The media have tried to milk the most out of this issue, in which there hasn’t been any conclusion yet. Until February, Ramos was almost close to leaving Real Madrid after Florentino Perez didn’t accept his demands, according to several reports, but as Ramos confirmed in his latest press conference, there hasn’t been any progress in his contract renewal talks.

Though there is a sense of uncertainty regarding his situation, Sergio Ramos and Florentino Perez are expected to reach an agreement by the end of March. And at present, it’s the optimal choice for both the captain, whose powers haven’t diminished yet, and the club, who haven’t yet found an able replacement for him.

In the current market scenario, younger players like Pau Torres and Jules Kounde, who have the ability to reach Ramos’ level in the future, won’t come for cheap and they would cost more than 60 million euros. David Alaba is gonna come for free, but Real Madrid have found it difficult to meet his demands, and he isn’t going to be a long-term solution.

Ramos is about to turn 35 by the end of this month. He still has two years at the top-level, thanks to his supreme physical fitness and elite mentality. His solid performance against Atalanta is enough to talk about his level. Though his demands for renewal have been reasonable, the club has found it difficult to deal with, considering the current financial crisis after the COVID-19 pandemic. But even if Ramos wants to leave, there aren’t many clubs that can afford his wages.

Sergio Ramos is the captain of this Real Madrid team, who are yet to undergo a transition. There will come a time when Ramos has to leave or retire, but this isn’t the right time for him to do that. He’s still the best player in his position, and he is the right person to lead the youth for a while, before passing on the mantle to them. That’s why it’s the best for both Real Madrid and Ramos to renew, and I feel that renewal isn’t far away.