All of a sudden, everything appears to be going wrong at Real Madrid.
News broke on Sunday that Real Madrid centre-half Sergio Ramos had decided to quit the Santiago Bernabeu as the Spanish international is furious with suggestions that he was offered to FC Barcelona.
Ramos is said to be angry that he was offered to Barcelona presidential candidates and the Spanish defender is surprised that Real Madrid have not denied this.
The 29-year-old defender is contracted to Real Madrid until June 2017 but he now wants to leave the Bernabeu as soon as possible.
That message is clearly conveyed on the front page of AS on Monday, with their no-nonsense headline “Sergio Ramos wants to leave Real Madrid”.
The paper also report that Manchester United are possible suitors for Ramos, while rumours fly about that Man United may swap David De Gea with Ramos in a deal that could suit both sides.
AS further report that Real Madrid’s player problems go deeper, as Florentino Perez is in a conflict with the three biggest players at the club: Iker Casillas, Sergio Ramos and Cristiano Ronaldo.
With regard to Casillas, it’s now claimed that Perez has never been really convinced by Iker, and the Real Madrid deal-maker has tried to sign Gigi Buffon on several occasions in the past.
Moreover, Casillas reportedly has not felt protected by the club after being pointed out as the mole of the team during Jose Mourinho’s time at the club.
As for Ronaldo, the Portuguese superstar is said to hold a grudge against Florentino Perez, as the club never defended Cristiano for his 30th birthday party, which he held just after Real lost 4-0 to Atletico Madrid.
See the splash of AS on Monday below.