MADRID – Sergio Ramos confirmed in his first public appearance that “there is no news” about his renewal with Real Madrid, as ESPN has been reporting on time in recent months.
The center-back, who is about to return to the pitch after his meniscus injury, also declared that he can serve “five more years” at the elite level.
“The renewal? I would like to be able to say something, but everything remains the same. There is no news, I would like … I am calm and I only think about playing again and savoring a title. Depending on the performance is how you have to vindicate the player. I can perform five more years at the highest level, “said the Madrid defender.
ESPN reported in November that both the player and Real Madrid were in good tune to renew the white captain. The predisposition remains mutual, but the economic crisis caused by COVID-19 and the duration of the contract are stalling a negotiation that should have already been arranged.
And it is that Real Madrid does not want to renew Ramos for two years, but year after year, while the one from Beds would like to close a renewal for two seasons.
At the expense of what may happen between Ramos and Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and, above all, Manchester City are still attentive. Last January, ESPN reported that Guardiola’s men are “very attentive” to what may happen to the captain of the Spanish team.
Sergio Ramos, who made these statements at the premiere of the second season of “The Legend of Sergio Ramos”, also took the opportunity to defend his friend and former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo after the elimination of Juventus from the Champions League at the hands of Porto.
“He’s Juve’s flagship and he’s in the spotlight, but he’s used to it. It’s like here in Madrid, when things go wrong you look at the captain and the coach. Cristiano is used to it. Any team can beat you in the Champions … Barcelona was also eliminated and I hope it does not happen to us to aspire to win it again “, admitted the Andalusian.
Ramos wanted to comment on the criticism of the VAR after the match against Atletico Madrid last weekend.
“Of the referees, in their day, I have said things when I did not like something, but the smartest thing is to be on the sidelines, they are people and they can make mistakes. I am a defender of the VAR because it is there to help. The referees are part of our sport and they deserve respect. Referees must be given affection so that they do it in the best possible way, “concluded Sergio Ramos.