It started with Lionel Messi, and now Sergio Ramos’ future is in doubt. Ramos is due to return from a left knee injury that has kept him out since mid-January, but his future with Real Madrid is uncertain, as his deal expires on July 1.
The central defender’s negotiations with the club seem to be deadlocked.
“I would like to be able to tell something as of today,” Ramos said this week, “but there is nothing new to mention.”
With his tough defending and timely goals, Ramos has helped Madrid win four Champions League titles, five Spanish Cups, and two Copa del Reys in 16 seasons with the club.
Ramos has been one of Europe’s best central defenders and Madrid’s on-field leader for several years. Since Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure, Karim Benzema has borne the scoring burden, but Ramos has emerged as the undisputed team whip.
Even though no details of his negotiations with Madrid have been released, it appears that Ramos is pursuing a long-term deal, which the club might be hesitant to offer to a 34-year-old.
In an interview with famous Spanish social media personality Ibai Llanos on Thursday, Ramos said, “We are judged by our age, but I have always said that I feel like I am in my prime.” “Rather than being judged by what is on your ID card, you should be judged by your character.”
In an interview with famous Spanish social media personality Ibai Llanos on Thursday, Ramos said, “We are judged by our age, but I have always said that I feel like I am in my prime.” “You should be judged on your results rather than what is on your ID card. Let them judge Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, and me based on our performances.
“In terms of fitness, soccer has advanced. For the past decade, some athletes, such as myself, have put a greater emphasis on fitness. “Being 34 today is like being 28 ten years ago,” Ramos said. “All of our hard work is finally paying off. I’m feeling stronger, faster, and more knowledgeable.”
Ramos has missed 14 games in a row for Real Madrid due to damage to his left knee meniscus, which necessitated surgery in February.