Manchester City to hijack Ramos contract talks

Manchester City to hijack Ramos contract talks


Premier League champions are ready to take full advantage of contract uncertainty between Real Madrid and their star defender Sergio Ramos in order to bring him to England.

Spanish television channel La Sexta are reporting that the Citizens are ready to offer the World Cup winning defender €10m to move to the Etihad stadium, two million euros more than he is on at the Bernabeu.

Ramos is reportedly more happy to stay at Real Madrid than move to The Etihad; however the wages City are offering would see Real have to change their wage system in order to keep Ramos, so could cause potential problems.

Ramos is on €8m which is the same amount roughly as Iker Casillas and Karim Benzema, and €3m less than second highest earner Gareth Bale, whose €11m salary is almost half of Cristiano Ronaldo’s incredible €20m salary at the Bernabeu.

It should be remembered however that Manchester City’s wage bill is under constant scrutiny from UEFA Financial Fair Play, and therefore any significant investment in Ramos would definitely see departures, which may play into Real’s hands with regards to any interest in City star Sergio Aguero, who has been linked to Los Blancos in the past.