Ramos has told Real Madrid he wants to leave and United have bid £26.8m for defender
Sergio Ramos is now 10/11 with SkyBet to become a Manchester United player this summer, with the Spaniard having seemingly played his final game for Real Madrid.
The 29-year-old has been with Real since 2005 and the defender has made 314 appearances for the Spanish giants, winning three La Liga titles and one Champions League winners’ medal.
However, it appears that Ramos is ready for the next chapter in an illustrious career that has seen the player win a World Cup and two European Championships with Spain.
Manchester United have bid £26.8 million for the services of the defender despite the fact that Sergio Ramos turns 30 next March, although it is thought that the English club will have to bid higher to land his services.
Sky Sports Spanish expert Graham Hunter has spilt the beans on the situation at the Bernabeu.
“Ramos has told Madrid directly that he is absolutely and completely committed to leaving the club this summer, that he specifically wants them to begin negotiations with Manchester United and that he doesn’t want them to negotiate with anybody except Manchester United,” Hunter told Sky Sports News HQ.
“People have been questioning Sergio Ramos’ intentions, whether Manchester United being used as was the case a couple of summers ago when Cesc Fabregas looked like he might be available to David Moyes.
“But it is a very firm display of intention from Manchester United. In Ramos they want someone who will form part of a firm spine of the team, who knows how to win, who has experience of winning, adding character and talent to what we saw was a regeneration under Louis van Gaal last season.
“Ramos is the focal point of that development and that’s why they have made the bid. Real Madrid can be under no illusions that Ramos wants to go to Manchester United and he expects them to comply.
“He feels slighted by the renegotiation of other players’ contracts around him when he’s coming to that age when this new contract will be the high point of what remains of his career.
“He will also be unhappy with the way the club did not dismiss the story that he had been offered to Barcelona. There is a lack of communication between the single most important man at Madrid in president Florentino Perez and Ramos – a captain, fans’ favourite and leader.
“Ramos is a bold and brave footballer and that is echoed in his character. He believes the bid matches his current value.
“He looks at the project to rebuild Manchester United, to make it great again, and he wants to be part of it.”