Real Madrid and Sergio Ramos have one year to reach an agreement on the renewal of the captain’s contract.
Ramos has now become LaLiga Santander‘s highest-scoring defender with 69 goals and is aiming for his 100th with Real Madrid after bagging his 94th in all competitions on Wednesday evening.
But the club are in no hurry, nor is the player. Ramos and Florentino Perez understand the position they’re in, they’re talking a lot and they’re confident an agreement will come.
The defender knows that Real Madrid is his home, while Florentino is aware that the captain has to continue beyond his contract, which ends in 2021.
Los Blancos‘ record suggests it’ll be a one-year extension, but Ramos‘ side of the negotiations will keep pushing for more.
Both need each other, and big clubs will be waiting to see if talks break down and Ramos does become available, even as unlikely as that is.
Ramos has played for Real Madrid for 15 years now and it’s hard to imagine him in another club’s shirt after 644 appearances, 94 goals and 22 trophies with the club.
Yet, what’s perhaps most impressive is that the defender isn’t showing any signs of slowing down, and he’s just as capable as ever of influencing big games at both ends of the pitch.