Chelsea are said to be set to swoop for Sergio Ramos in a shock move. The Spaniard has two years left remaining on his current contract, and is said to be less than enthused by the prospect of playing for Rafa Benitez. The players agent has gone on record to state:
“For now he still has two years of contract. We await the call of the club but Real Madrid have not called me.
“For now there are no talks. Perhaps it is best if he doesn’t finish his career at Real Madrid but at another club. We never know.
“Football is changing so fast – you must enjoy the moment.”
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Sergio Ramos is a player that needs no introduction, the world cup winner is a player who can simultaneously frustrate and amaze at the same time. Barney Ronay of the Guardian asked if Sergio Ramos was “The most wonderfully charismatic baddie in world sport“. He exudes class when he wants to, and has been a mainstay of the Real Madrid team over the past decade. It’s also no doubt that Chelsea may need to reinforce in that position for next season.
Of course, all of this makes for good reading, but there’s very little chance he’ll be at Chelsea, not whilst Jose is in charge.
The public spat between the pair was borne during Mourinho’s tenure at Madrid, with Ramos (Some would say admirably) throwing his weight behind his friend and colleague Iker Casillas. The issues between the two have recurred as recently as last season. Whilst there is a possibility that Ramos and Mourinho could make up, it seems highly unlikely given how fresh the rift appears between the pair.
For me, it appears Ramos’ agent is simply trying to bump up his contract. Ramos is still integral to Madrid, and Benitez would be loathe to lose one of his best players.