There is still no news of an agreement between Sergio Ramos and Real Madrid over an extension to the defender’s contract at the club.
The 35-year-old is set to leave Los Blancos when his deal expires at the end of this season if there is no reconciliation between the two parties.
The solution is simple. Ramos will accept the terms of a new contract if Real Madrid agree to give him a two-year deal, even if there is a pay cut of 10 percent involved.
However, Real Madrid have no intention of giving Ramos an extra two years. They made the centre-back an offer of a one-year extension back in January and have not budged since.
Ramos hasheld talks with Florentino Perez on two occasions and, as MARCA understand, the pair were open to parting ways during the second meeting.
The relationship between the club president and captain remains good, which could help them settle their differences in time.
On the other hand, the weeks continue to go by without the two sides being on the same page, let alone meeting an agreement.
There is less pressure now on Real Madrid’s sporting department to keep Ramos than there otherwise would’ve been before.
The form of Eder Militao and Nacho has been good in recent months, while David Alaba is set to sign for free in the summer.
It will be the exit of Raphael Varane, rather than Ramos, this summer that will cause Real Madrid to sign another centre-back.
The Frenchman is out of contract in June 2022 and hasn’t committed to a new deal so far. He could be sold in the summer.