Like a never ending pendulum, Sergio Ramos’ protracted potential move to Manchester United has swung to and fro all summer.
At one point, the press considered an exit as inevitable due to an irreversibly damaged relationship with Real Madrid chief Florentino Perez.
Then, within the space of a week, reports said Ramos had agreed a new Real Madrid deal until 2020 only for contrasting reports to say the opposite only a few days later.
Now, Cadena COPE and Cadena SER in Spain are unified in reporting that Ramos has agreed a new €10m per year deal which will be formally announced at a press conference on Thursday.
After all of the continued and intense rumours persisting around Ramos and De Gea, could it be possible that both players stay at their respective clubs this summer?
By this stage, the transfer saga revolving around Ramos is something most fans are keen to put behind them and if it is another where the player involved signs an improved deal with their current club, he’ll add his name to an ever growing list.
A player using United in order to secure a better contract with their current club? No, surely not. That never happens…
It always felt unlikely that Real Madrid would sell both Iker Casillas and Ramos, their club captain and vice-captain, in the same window and a new deal for the latter would put to an end the rumours linking him with a move to Old Trafford.