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United and City named as ‘possible destinations’ for departing Ramos amid big wage demands

Manchester United and Manchester City have been named as ‘possible destinations’ for Sergio Ramos with the defender set to leave Real Madrid this summer.

Ramos will leave the Spanish giants at the end of his contract next month, bringing an end to a glittering career at the Bernabeu that has delivered 671 appearances, five league titles and four Champions League trophies.

 

The club captain will say his final goodbyes on Thursday after failing to agree terms with president Florentino Perez over a new contract, and attentions have now turned to the 35-year-old’s next destination.

Spanish publication AS have speculated that a move to the Premier League could be a possibility for the veteran with both Manchester United and Manchester City potential destinations, the latter having reportedly held talks with Ramos’ representatives over a deal.

The two sides would be able to afford the huge €12m-per-year wages the Spain international would command and could view the short-term signing of a proven winner as a shrewd acquisition on a free transfer.

City have seen Eric Garcia depart on a free for Barcelona this summer, whilst uncertainty continues to surround the future of fellow defender Aymeric Laporte, who has reportedly become unsettled by a reduced role at the Etihad in 2020/21.

Manchester United have previously been linked with the Spanish star and Ramos could prove a smart acquisition for the Red Devils in the current climate, with neither Victor Lindelof nor Eric Bailly having truly convinced alongside club captain Harry Maguire.

PSG are another side said to be considering an offer, whilst Ramos’ former side Sevilla have been linked, though it appears unlikely the Andalusians would be able to match Ramos’ salary demands.

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