Sergio Ramos and Real Madrid appear no closer to reaching an agreement over a contract extension for the defender, with just two months left before his current deal expires.
While the club aren’t keen to budge on their offer of a new one-year deal for the 35-year-old, Ramos still has his heart set on a two-year deal.
The centre-back believes that his career at Real Madrid so far means that he has earned this lengthy extension.
As MARCA understand, the length of the new contract is what is holding talks up. The matter of money and a potential pay cut is secondary.
Florentino Perez has made an offer of a one-year extension to the club captain and nothing that has occurred in recent weeks has changed that.
Neither Eder Militao‘s rise to prominence nor David Alaba‘s imminent arrival have had a profound effect on whether Ramos will stay with Los Blancos over the summer.
What’s more, Real Madrid have to deal with two other centre-backs whose contracts expire soon. Both Raphael Varane and Nacho will be out of contract in 2022.
The club do not want a situation similar to Ramos’ with either of those two and are willing to listen to offers from other teams for Varane this summer. The Frenchman is yet to commit to a new deal.
As for Nacho, there are no doubts that he will continue at Real Madrid in the long term. His form in recent weeks and his willingness to stay will make any contract talks rather straightforward.