As a special guest on Spanish radio programme El Transistor on Monday evening, Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez seemed to drop a hint that the club would be willing to sell its 33-year-old captain Sergio Ramos after 14 years at the club.
Madrid will sell Ramos as long as it can generate cash from his transfer. And the player and his agent and brother, René, already know this.
AS understands that after a meeting between Ramos, his agent, Peréz and lawyer Julio Senn, the Madrid captain and the president privately held separate talks for 15 minutes. And during that face-to-face, no solution was obtained to the discord that they have held since their fall-out after the shock defeat to Ajax in March, when Ramos told Peréz: “Pay me and I’ll go.”
Peréz rejected Ramos’ exit proposal
The offer from China that the player has proposed would not see Madrid make any money from his transfer, but would save the club the 50 million euros in gross salary that he is due to be paid over the remaining two years of his contract. But Peréz has rejected this option.
Another option would be if Ramos can present an offer from a club willing to pay Madrid around 100 million euros. The Chinese club that wants Ramos will double his salary, but does not pay for transfers. But there are three European teams that could make a move for the Madrid captain, namely Juventus, Manchester United or PSG.
Peréz-Ramos relationship fractured since 2015
The leak from the Bernabéu – that the club partly blames him for their Champions elimination against Ajax because he missed the second leg after picking up a deliberate yellow in the first leg, so as to avoid suspension for the next round – has reached the ears of Ramos.
Asked about this leak on El Transistor, Peréz denied it. But the truth is that the relationship between the president and captain has been hanging by a thread since the latter presented an offer in 2015 from United, who were going to pay him 55 million euros net over five years.