Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon has said that Manchester United would be “very lucky” to land the signature of Sergio Ramos, talkSPORT reports.
Following serious doubts over his future in the Spanish capital, Ramos has emerged as a top summer transfer target for Manchester United.
And while Calderon struggles to comprehend the fact that Real would be willing to allow such a stalwart move on, he believes that the 29-year-old is so unhappy at not being offered a deal he deems appropriate that a switch to Old Trafford cannot be ruled out.
“Sergio Ramos is an icon for the fans of Real Madrid. He is leader on and off the field. I don’t know if he is the best centre-back in the world but no doubt he is one of the best,” he said.
“He can play as a right-back, a midfielder and he was a striker at the beginning of his career. He is also a very strong character.
“But It is clear that he is unhappy because the president has refused to extend his contract. I find it like a punishment because he supported Carlo Ancelotti publicly, he said it was a mistake to sack him, and he is also backing Iker Casillas.
“Let us see what happens in the next few weeks. It is going to be very exciting to know what is happening. If Sergio goes to Man United, they will be very lucky.”
Romos joined Real Madrid a decade ago in 2005 in a €27m deal from Sevilla, and has gone on to become one of the most decorated players in the club’s history.
Playing 445 games and scoring 55 goals, he has played a major hand in helping the side chalk up Three La Liga titles, two Copa Del Rey’s, two Supercopa Espana wins, one Champions League title, one UEFA Super Cup and one FIFA Club World Cup.
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