Rafa Benitez moved to rule out the notion of Sergio Ramos leaving Real Madrid this morning, insisting that the defender is an integral part of the team’s future.
Ramos have been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United, indeed reports have speculated that he’s fallen out with club President Florentino Perez, and that his desire is to leave the Bernabeu.
But with the David De Gea deal now appearing to be off, that in turn also reduces the possibility of Ramos leaving for United, and Benitez sought to put an end to such speculation once and for all this morning:
“I see Sergio as an integral part of our team. He’s a winner and that’s what we need; he can be a great captain.
“The president has already commented that he is staying with the club.”