Real Madrid are understood to be soft on extending Sergio Ramos’ contract at the club, but are yet to reach an agreement with their captain – who is pushing for a new two-year deal at the Bernabeu.
Ramos has made more than 650 appearances for Los Blancos since joining from Sevilla in 2005, and although he is now 34, his influence on the team only seems to be growing. He has failed to complete 90 minutes just twice this season – coincidentally in Real’s only two defeats of the campaign so far.
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He was a virtual ever-present as they reclaimed La Liga from Barcelona last season, but his contract expires next summer and an extension has yet to be agreed. That’s something both sides want to remedy, according to AS, who report that neither the club nor the players want their 16-year association to end in 2021.
Both sides are said to be taking a soft approach to negotiations, feeling that an agreement would be reached sooner rather than later. Crucially, Real have a policy of only offering one-year contracts to players over the age of 30 – Ramos and his camp are pushing for a two-year extension.
Ramos also wants a slight pay rise, despite currently being the club’s top earner by a distance, taking home €15m per year. But none of these factors is likely to cause a breakdown in negotiations. Relations between club and player are good, and it is claimed that Ramos is likely to meet the club’s demands if he refuses to cut down in the coming weeks and months.
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President Florentino Perez told AS in May: “Ramos will end his career at Madrid. Even if he talks about it, it won’t change, everyone keep calm. He’s a captain. More so. He has provided great leadership to the team.”