Sergio Ramos ‘willing to take cut on his £315,000-a-week wages’ to secure new two-year contract at Real Madrid with captain set for crunch talks with president Florentino Perez… who so far has offered him just one more year
- Sergio Ramos sees his Real Madrid contract expire this summer
- Captain’s 16-year association with the club will end if he doesn’t sign new deal
- So far the Bernabeu club have offered the defender just a one-year extension
- But reports in Spain say Ramos will accept a salary cut for two more years there
- His season has been interrupted by injuries as he scrambles to make Chelsea tie
Sergio Ramos ‘is willing to take a pay cut’ to secure his future at Real Madrid as the protracted saga about his future takes another twist.
It had looked like the 35-year-old defender would end his 16-year association with the Bernabeu club when his current contract expires this summer.
Real are currently only offering Ramos a one-year contract extension, in accordance with their policy for older players.
Sergio Ramos ‘is willing to take a pay cut’ to secure a two-year extension to his expiring Real Madrid contract, rather than the one-year deal currently on the table
The Real captain is set for talks over his future with club president Florentino Perez this week
But the club captain wants the security of a two-year deal and, according to Spanish paper Mundo Deportivo, is willing to reduce his £315,000-a-week wages to get it.
It remains to be seen whether the trade-off is acceptable to Real but the Spain international is due to meet president Florentino Perez for discussions in the coming days.
There will have to be action taken quickly if Ramos is to stay at the club he signed for in 2005 as he would be able to leave for nothing in just a couple of months.
Ramos watches Real Madrid’s 1-1 Champions League draw with Chelsea from the stands
The defender has scored 101 goals in 670 appearances for Real in an extraordinary career
His career at the Bernabeu has been extraordinarily successful, with four Champions League triumphs as well as five league titles and two Spanish cups. In total, Ramos has played 670 times for the club, scoring 101 goals.
Ramos has played just 20 matches in a season disrupted by various injuries and a muscle issue kept him out of the first leg of the Champions League semi-final draw with Chelsea on Tuesday night.
He is aiming to return for next week’s second leg at Stamford Bridge, where Real will need to score at least once to make the final after Christian Pulisic’s away goal in Madrid.