Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon said it is clear that defender Sergio Ramos is unhappy at the Santiago Bernabeu, with an impasse over the 29-year-old’s contract being behind the Spain international defender’s disillusionment at Real.
Ramos is entering the final two years of his deal in the Spanish capital, as well as emerging as a transfer target for Manchester United, and Calderon weighed in on the speculation, telling talkSPORT: “It’s clear that Ramos isn’t happy because the president hasn’t offered him a contract extension.
“To me it seems as though it is a public dressing down over his support for [Carlo] Ancelotti and for saying that he did not agree he should have been sacked. The same thing as Iker Casillas.”
United manager Louis van Gaal is currently keen to add experience to his defence, and with Real keen to sign Old Trafford goalkeeper David de Gea, the Red Devils want Ramos in return.
Calderon added: “Let’s see what happens in the next few weeks. He is an icon for Real Madrid fans, on and off the pitch.
“I don’t know if he is the best central defender in the world but he is one of the best. He can play in the middle of defence, on the right or in midfield.”