According to rumors, Manchester City is contemplating signing Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos on a two-year contract. Read More Manchester City Transfer News Here.
The Spanish center-back, who has over 100 goals for Los Blancos, might leave the club later this summer. His contract ends on June 30. There is presently no deal in place. Meanwhile, due to Eric Garcia’s impending transfer to Barcelona, City is looking for a new center-back this summer, with speculations connecting Aymeric Laporte with a move away from the Etihad Stadium.
Manchester City Transfer News | Pep Guardiola admires Ramos’ leadership capabilities
According to ESPN, City manager Pep Guardiola admires Ramos’ leadership capabilities and will give him a contract. The contract will be given if he does not renew his deal at the Bernabeu. Ramos is expected to be handed a two-year contract at the Etihad Stadium. With the option of a third-year if his performances are satisfactory. Or a move to City’s Major League Soccer sister club, New York City FC.
According to the report, a meeting between Ramos’ agents and Real president Florentino Perez has been scheduled on Friday to discuss the Spaniard’s future. The defender is reportedly seeking a two-year contract to stay in Spain. Real typically only offers one-year rolling contracts to players over 30.
Ramos has spent the last 16 seasons with Real Madrid. He leads them to five LaLiga crowns, four Champions League crowns, and four Club World Cups. The veteran defender has been plagued by long-term ailments this season. Forcing Spain boss Luis Enrique to leave him out of the country’s European Championship roster for the summer.
Due to physical setbacks, Ramos only played 21 times for Real this season. Los Blancos concluded the 2020-21 season as LaLiga runners-up and Champions League semi-finalists to Chelsea. At the defense, Ramos would face off against City’s first-choice pair of John Stones and Ruben Dias, as well as Nathan Ake and now-Spanish international defender Laporte.
Following their devastating Champions League final defeat by Chelsea over the weekend, reports surfaced on Monday that City is planning a massive revamp of their roster.
Despite City winning the Premier League and the Carabao Cup, Gabriel Jesus, Raheem Sterling, and Aymeric Laporte are thought to be disgruntled with the amount of game time they have received under Guardiola this season.