Journalist Ian McGarry has said that a person close to Sergio Ramos‘s brother has confirmed that Manchester United have contacted the Real Madrid star about a possible move to Old Trafford.
The 34-year-old can leave on a free transfer at the end of the season when his current deal expires, and he is already allowed to speak to foreign clubs. However, McGarry feels Ramos may be playing a game in order to get himself a new contract:
“Ramos remains recalcitrant (unwilling) with regards to signing the one-year deal that he has been offered. His brother is his agent in all of this and when asked a member of the (entourage) told us that this is classic Sergio, he plays poker with the president metaphorically and waits for him to blink and then signs the deal that he wants, and will stay. However, it is the case that the said same contact revealed to us Sergio’s brother has told them (Madrid) that Manchester United have been in contact.”
United have been in this situation with Ramos before so they will be very wary about chasing the four-time Champions League winner. There is one difference this time around, though, in terms of Real’s finances.
The La Liga club are currently not in the best position due to the impact on cash flow resulting from the global health crisis and that means he is being offered less than his current contract to stay at the Bernabeu. Whether that will affect his thinking in regards to leaving the club, we shall see.