Spanish outlet AS are reporting that Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has agreed terms with Manchester United ahead a move to Old Trafford.
Their English website reports:
“Sergio Ramos will finish his holidays and is waiting on some news about his future, knowing that his departure, if it finally goes ahead, will depend on the arrival of De Gea. In his last public appearance last Saturday at a wedding in Seville, Ramos did not say if he would be staying in Madrid when he was asked on two occasions. The centre-back has already reached an agreement with the English club in which he will earn €55 million net over five seasons. Far from the €7.5 million per season offer from Madrid. Currently he earns €6 million and he has asked for €10 million with two years left to run on his current deal.
Manchester United have already submitted a formal offer for Ramos at the offices of the Bernabéu for €45 million. Madrid have rejected it and have valued the player at €90 million. They have never said Ramos is non-transferable. In putting a price on him, they have put the player on the market.”
AS also say that Manchester United have informed Real that the De Gea transfer will not happen without Ramos moving the other way as long as they have the control. They say that United have relented in their stance that they want a world record fee for De Gea but will not consider a move without them acquiring the defender.
However, Real have informed United that the defender is ‘non-transferable’ – whether or not this remains the case with the reports that Ramos has actually requested a move and the Reds’ position is open to question.
If the report is accurate then United have overcome what many thought was the major hurdle in the saga – convincing Ramos to sign. There are concerns that the defender was using the Reds as leverage to get a better deal but AS suggest that this is not the case.