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Sergio Ramos to United is the link that won’t go away

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has been linked again to Manchester United
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It’s a transfer rumour that does the rounds every year it seems, but Sergio Ramos to Manchester United isn’t going away. And with the 34 year-old’s contract set to expire this summer, those rumours have only grown louder this season.

Granted, Ramos has been very clever to namedrop United in the past to get a bumper new deal. That might well be the case again. And this year PSG’s wealth has been thrown into the mix too – if he really is angling for one final bumper pay-day, he’s flexing hard.

Sergio Ramos on a previous visit to Old Trafford with Real Madrid
Sergio Ramos on a previous visit to Old Trafford with Real Madrid

But how much can we read into a genuine potential move? And how would United fans feel about the Real Madrid captain lining up at Old Trafford in red?

Definite pedigree

Sergio Ramos provokes a mixed reaction among football fans. He’s a love-him-or-loathe-him kind of player. He veers from commanding centre-back to top-tier shithouse, often within the same game.

What he brings in goals, he contrasts with cards. With Ramos, you have the rough with the smooth. But whatever your opinion, there’s no doubting his qualities.

There’s no denying Manchester United need a centre-back, and they need pedigree. With Ramos, you’d get both – but at what cost?

Marca have linked Sergio Ramos with PSG lately, but for a crazy salary, even by their standards.
Marca have linked Sergio Ramos with PSG lately, but for a crazy salary, even by their standards.

Crazy money

With Ramos already one of Real Madrid’s top earners – on a reported £312,000 per week – there aren’t many teams in world football who could afford him.

Paris Saint-Germain have a deal on the table worth over £17m a year, according to The Sun. Which if true, means United would have to break the bank for Sergio Ramos, who turns 35 in March.

Would the rewards outweigh the risks? With a character like Ramos, it’s difficult to say.

What are your thoughts, reds? Would a deal for Sergio Ramos be good or bad for United right now?

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Marc Biggs
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