Real Madrid star Sergio Ramos is reported to have agreed a new deal with the club that will keep him there until 2020, according to the Daily
The Spanish international had been heavily liked with a move to Manchester United this summer after he had made claims about feeling slighted by the club’s hierarchy, whom he felt didn’t value him for his true worth (via Daily Mirror).
However, a report in Spanish outlet Marca writes that after a meeting with club president Florentino Perez, both parties were able to come to an agreement that extends beyond his previous contract by three years to virtually guarantee that he will end his career at the Santiago Bernabeu.
The 29-year-old will also receive the captain’s armband as part of his new deal, taking over from veteran stopper Iker Casillas, who departed for Portuguese giants FC Porto earlier in the summer (via Daily Mail).
There will also be a significant pay rise for the former Sevilla man, too, one the befits the status of captaining a club like Real Madrid.
Ramos had reportedly already agreed terms on a £200,000-per-week deal with United, and though their £28m offer had been knocked back by the Spaniards, the Mirror believed that they were getting ready to make an improved over very soon.
The news will come as a blow to United and their fans, who will now need to turn their attentions elsewhere for defensive reinforcements. Though the more skeptical amongst United’s fan base will wonder if Sergio Ramos wasn’t just using the club’s interest as leverage in order to get himself an improved deal.