Sergio Ramos rejects latest contract offer with Man City not interested / Real Madrid in contact over David Alaba

Ramos has rejected 1-year Real extension but Man City are not interested. Real Madrid are seemingly close to a deal with Bayern’s David Alaba.

Sergio Ramos rejects latest contract offer with Man City not interested / Real Madrid in contact over David Alaba

Ramos rejects 1-year extension

The future of Sergio Ramos is an intriguing case study for many of Europe’s top clubs. The Spanish international sees his current deal with Los Blancos expire at the end of the season. He has entered contract negotiations with the club but it has been difficult to agree on the length of contract which is going to be agreed.

According to Spanish outlet Marca, Ramos is not prepared to accept a one-year extension and wishes for a longer commitment to be offered to him. Now 34, Ramos is reaching the final years of his career but, despite his is age, the Real Madrid captain has remained one of the most influential players in Zinedine Zidane’s team.

Ramos scored the winner in the El Classico earlier in the season and has scored further pivotal goals domestically and in Europe.

Luis Suarez and Sergio Ramos

Luis Suarez of Barcelona clashes with Sergio Ramos and Casemiro of Real Madrid during the La Liga match between Barcelona and Real Madrid at Camp Nou on May 6, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

Looking at the Real Madrid squad, considering the possible departure of Ramos, this would leave the side with just 3 recognised centre-backs. Ramos’ typical partner is that of French international Raphael Varane. Madrid have Brazilian Eder Militao in addition to Nacho Fernandez who can also play in either full-back position if necessary.

Despite the depth, club president Florentino Perez will be determined to keep Ramos at the club and avoid him moving to one of the club’s European rivals. However, Real Madrid will not need to worry about competition from Manchester City who have reportedly not made any attempt to pursue a deal for Ramos.

Alaba deal moves closer

If Madrid were to lose the services of Sergio Ramos they could be immediately buoyed by the acquisition of Austrian international and Bayern Munich defender David Alaba.

The 28-year old has failed to agree a new deal at Bayern Munich and is looking to move on from the Bundesliga champions. Now in the January window and with just 6 months left on his deal, he is free to negotiate a pre-contract agreement with any club.

Fabrizio Romano reported on CBS Sports Soccer that a deal was yet to be signed between the two parties but Alaba’s Madrid dream would likely be the determining factor in enabling the Spanish capital club to sign the versatile defender.

Andreas Christensen

MOENCHENGLADBACH, GERMANY – MARCH 19: David Alaba of Bayern Munich is challenged by Andreas Christensen of Borussia Moenchengladbach during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Moenchengladbach and Bayern Muenchen at Borussia-Park on March 19, 2017 in Moenchengladbach, Germany. (Photo by Maja Hitij/Bongarts/Getty Images)

The Austrian international’s versatility is almost footballing folklore at this stage. For club and country he has played in a number of positions at the highest level, beginning his time at Bayern as a left-back and gradually moving further inside into a central defensive position. For the Austrian national team has played in advanced roles such as the number 10 or even in the left wing position.

The possibility of seeing him in the white of Real Madrid is an exciting one and also something which would add exceptional quality to the Spanish champions.

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This article was edited by Josh Barker.