Manchester United and Manchester City clubs are seeking the services of Spanish defender Sergio Ramos after the latter’s delay in extending his contract with his Spanish club Real Madrid, as press reports revealed his refusal to reduce his salary in order to allow the club to sign French star Kylian Mbappe, a Paris Saint-Germain player.
According to the Spanish “AS”, the 35-year-old defender, who will become a free player on the 30th of this month, has a lukewarm relationship with Florentino Perez, Real Madrid’s chairman of the board recently, and one of the most important reasons for the bad relationship is that Ramos and a number of Real players are not satisfied with Cut their salaries by 10%.
Reports revealed that Sergio Ramos told his colleagues not to agree to a reduction in their salaries because the money will be used to bring in the French star Mbappe, and this breakdown in the relationship between the two parties confirms that Ramos was about to renew his contract.
Sergio Ramos spent 16 years in the capital team’s shirt and won with him 5 local leagues “La Liga”, 4 Champions Leagues, and 4 Club World Cups, but he recently suffered due to long injuries, which caused him to be excluded from the list of Spain’s participation in the European Cup.
According to ESPN, Manchester City clubs put the veteran defender as a major target, especially since Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola admires the defender’s leadership qualities.