Lots being said & written overseas (UK especially) & locally on the future of Real Madrid & Spanish International Sergio Ramos. The British press is saturated with news that the player is disgruntled with Madrid, that he has an offer on the table from Manchester United & that the defender may take it up. In fact, media sources indicate that Manchester United wishes to include Ramos in the David De Gea negotiations.

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Although Football is full of unexpected turns, the truth of the matter at this moment in time is that Sergio Ramos is not going anywhere. Sorry to disappoint Manchester United fans. Yes, it maybe possible that Sergio Ramos representative his brother Rene met in London earlier to discuss things with United & that there could be a 12M€ / season offer... It is however still unclear, but for this post lets suppose it does exit.

The current reality is that both Sergio Ramos & Real Madrid are locked in tough negotiations to renew his contract & with it a hefty salary rise. All means are being used by both sides to grab the upper hand, some methods are indeed sinister with false stories being filtered to media about things that are not true or half truths. The main battle now currently on is to win the public opinion.

Sergio Ramos still has 2 years of contract with Real Madrid. The defender wishes to renew but with a pay rise from 6M€ to 10M€ per season, while Real Madrid offers only 7M€. Sergio Ramos feels that his status, & that others defenders of "less" level are earning up to 12M€ elsewhere,  is  justification, & the Real Madrid offer is somewhat is a small "insult". 

With this scenario, Ramos & his advisers have began to tense the wire & the negotiations filtering stories (true or not) of multi-million offers with the added threat of leaving. Even FC Barcelona has been included with a supposed approach by the player to one of the Presidential candidates currently in campaign. 

Real Madrid is not a Club that likes these sort of games, even though they themselves resort to similar tactics to get the upper bargaining positioning. Many players have taken on Real Madrid President Florentino Perez & have lost; Higuain, Ozil, Di Maria etc (just to mention a few). Thus Sergio Ramos & his team are playing a dangerous card & things could back fire if the pulse is too strong, or they break the string. 

What seems logical is that both Ramos & Real Madrid will come to an agreement. Both will have to give a little but both wish a positive outcome & conclusion. However, if it is true that Manchester United has made a formal offer to Real Madrid & indeed offer Ramos 12M€ per season, Real Madrid could decide to let go Ramos & grab the money. Already names of alternative defenders are popping up like Otamendi (Valencia CF), Bonnuci (Juventus FC) & Hummels (Dortmund)... no one, & least in Real Madrid is any player so special, essential & important to force their way. Perhaps the exception is Cristiano Ronaldo, but he too is losing power with age. 

Stay tuned. Although locally many observers believe the power struggle will be positively solved between Ramos & Real Madrid, anything could happen. A wrong & badly interpreted message or gesture could see Ramos flying to Manchester - or elsewhere - against his true hearts desire  

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