Sergio Ramos refuses to quash speculation over Real Madrid future

by Leo Nieboer

Sergio Ramos has refused to dispel rumours surrounding his future at Real Madrid.

Manchester United had a £32m bid rejected for the defender in June and Ramos’ relationship with his current club was reportedly ‘beyond repair’ earlier this month, with the Spaniard eager to leave the Bernabeu.

Lots has been said over whether Ramos could possibly leave Real Madrid this summer and those reports will only continue to grow following the latest comments from Ramos.

Speaking to Cuatro after Madrid’s pre-season win over Manchester City, Ramos fuelled the growing speculation over a potential move away from the Bernabeu.

Ramos had the opportunity to quash the rumours but decided to leave them wide open and that’s indicative of his current situation at Madrid, which is far from secure.

Some United fans may be reluctant to see Ramos arrive at Old Trafford if it meant that goalkeeper David De Gea goes the other way, while others may see the Spaniard’s addition as invaluable given his immense experience and ability at the back.

As arguably one of the most complete defenders in world football, Ramos offers a sense of assuredness and efficiency at the back, two things United have sorely missed since the heyday of Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic.

However, if Ramos choses to pledge his allegiance to Madrid, it isn’t the end of the world, since it would pave the way for Van Gaal to speed up his pursuit of highly rated Valencia defender Nicholas Otamendi.

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