Real Madrid right back Daniel Carvajal has spoken about the futures of team mates Sergio Ramos and Iker Casillas, saying he can’t see the former playing in another shirt while seemingly backing the latter’s move to Porto.
Ramos has been linked with Manchester United for the past month with various stories suggested he is angry with Los Blancos president Florentino Perez for not recognising his contribution to the team and refusing to put him in the top pay bracket at the club in talks over a new deal.
He was also further angered over the club’s refusal to deny claims he had been offered to one of the Barcelona candidates in the Catalan club’s presidential elections this summer – something that made it look like he would hold Real to ransom.
United have made a 40-million-euro offer which was rejected and Real are adamant they want to hold onto the World Cup winner.
Speaking to AS, Carvajal said it would be difficult to imagine the Real vice-captain in another shirt.
“I don’t know. All I do know is that he is a teammate of ours and a cornerstone of Real Madrid, and no one can imagine him in the shirt of another club,” he stated.
However, about Casillas, the right back said that a move away could be in his best interests. The club captain is reportedly close to a switch to Porto, ending his 25-year association with Real. It comes as Los Blancos ramp up their efforts to sign David de Gea from Manchester United – the man identified as the long-term successor to Casillas for both club and country.
Carvajal stated: “This is a question for Iker to answer. I have an exceptional relationship with Casillas and if this is his decision, then I feel it’s in his best interest.”