Real Madrid hero Sergio Ramos’ huge wage demands as Man Utd ‘consider free transfer’

Real Madrid: Sergio Ramos sent off for 'dangerous play'

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Real Madrid hero Sergio Ramos wants an annual salary worth over £10million from his next club, according to reports. PSG, Manchester United and Sevilla are all supposedly weighing up a free transfer for the Spain international. He won the lot during his time at the Bernabeu and, earlier this week, confirmed he’d be leaving after 16 glittering years.

Real Madrid signed Ramos back in the summer transfer window of 2005, prising him away from Sevilla during Vanderlei Luxemburgo’s time in charge.

And the Spain international went on to scoop every major trophy during his glittering spell at the Bernabeu, including four Champions League titles.

Earlier this week, Real Madrid released a statement saying Ramos would be leaving the club.

“Real Madrid announces that tomorrow, Thursday 17 June, at 12:30 pm, an act of tribute and farewell to our captain Sergio Ramos will be held, which will be attended by our president Florentino Perez,” they said.

“Sergio Ramos will then appear before the media in a virtual press conference.”

And RMC Sport say United, PSG and Sevilla are all interested in the 35-year-old – who will now be available on a free transfer.

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However, it’s stated that whoever signs the veteran must agree to pay him €12m a year – which works out roughly at £10m per season.

The report says PSG will not engage in talks with Ramos unless he lowers his demands due to the fact they’re unconvinced over his fitness, with the World Cup winner struggling last term.

He was limited to just 21 appearances last term due to injury, making just 15 appearances in La Liga alone.

Ramos failed to end his time at Madrid on a high, with the club missing out on the La Liga title to fierce rivals Atletico Madrid on the last day of the campaign.

And where he ends up next remains to be seen.

United were extremely close to landing Ramos back in the summer transfer window of 2015, with Louis van Gaal believing he’d be able to bring the Real Madrid legend to Old Trafford.

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But the veteran ultimately used their interest to suit his own agenda, going on to pen a bumper new deal with the Spanish titans instead.

Ramos later elaborated on their interest, admitted he found it flattering.

“There was an offer from United,” he said at the time.

“I considered changing for a while but Real Madrid was always my priority and there were no economic reasons.

“Did I feel cheated [by Madrid]? No, but I did feel disappointed for a while. There were some troubles that came to an end.”

“I have not heard about [interest from Chelsea]. Many things have always been said.

“Flattery from big clubs is always good as this is because you are doing well, but if the fans and my club want me.”

Sevilla can be forgiven for dreaming of an emotional homecoming for Ramos, who rose through the ranks during the early 2000s.

Yet his asking price is surely beyond their reach, with the club unable to compete with Europe’s best when it comes to finances involved in any potential transfer deals.

In his farewell press conference, Ramos thanked everybody at Real for their hard work – and insisted he’d be back one day in some capacity.

“I arrived on the first day with my father and my brother, I was 19, just a child and now I’ve got an amazing family of my own, a wife and four kids,” he said.

“I arrived here with my family and I leave with my family, who’ve always been there for me.

“Thanks to them for always being with me in the highs and lows, to everyone else for the respect and for sometimes just putting up to me.

“To the president [Florentino Perez], my coaches and team-mates, without you it wouldn’t be possible. Also the employees of the club. It’s hard not to look at you and swell up with emotion.

“I also want to thank the supporters, unfortunately it’s not possible for you to be here. You’ll always have a place in my heart.

“I hope the club continues to enjoy success. This has been a unique experience, I won’t experience anything similar, but I am looking forward to another chapter in my life.

“I want more titles and I look forward to playing for more years. This is not a goodbye but see you soon, because I’ll be back one day.”

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