3 reasons why Real Madrid should make a last-ditch effort to renew Sergio Ramos’ contract

Real Madrid, Sergio Ramos (Photo by Diego Souto/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)
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Real Madrid, Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane
Real Madrid, Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane (Photo by ODD ANDERSEN / AFP) /

Real Madrid might lose Raphael Varane as well, along with Sergio Ramos

While Sergio Ramos might leave Real Madrid due to his contract expiring at the end of this month, his long-standing defensive partner Raphael Varane might leave the club along with him. Varane’s contract is going to expire in 2022, and the club has begun renewal talks with him, according to MARCA. But the Frenchman is open to a move to the Premier League, and if he doesn’t renew his contract then the club might look to sell him this summer.

Varane currently earns 5.5 million euros, and with him entering his peak he might obviously expect a better contract. But it is difficult to see the board meet Varane’s demands, and maybe he might leave with Manchester United and Chelsea said to be after the Frenchman. His current market value is around 70 million euros, but with just a year left on his contract, the asking price might be lower.

The club already has a replacement ready in Eder Militao, who can replace Varane in case he leaves the club in search of a new challenge. But Varane is one of the best centre-backs in Europe, and he has already been at the club for 10 years. Though it feels like he has been at the club for an eternity, he is still 28 and he is about to enter his peak. And some games from the last year like the one against Manchester City in 2019/20 shouldn’t fool people into believing that Varane isn’t the world-class defender he once was. He is shaky at times with the ball at his feet, but he is still one of the quickest defenders out there.

Varane’s departure might open up a spot for Militao and present a greater opportunity for the Brazilian, but it is not a great idea to let go of the club’s main centre-backs who have won a combined total of 4 Champions League titles.

Ramos and Varane bring in a lot of experience, and the club shouldn’t lose both legends at the same time. And in an ultra-attacking system that exposes the backline a lot, there is a need for Real Madrid to hold on to at least one of their legendary centre-backs.