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Sergio Ramos linked with shock move to Manchester United

FOOTBALL By Mirror | January 31st 2021
October 30, 2019 Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos celebrates scoring their third goal from the penalty spot [REUTERS]

Sergio Ramos is ready to quit Real Madrid this summer for the Premier League – as he doesn’t fancy Paris St Germain.

Talks over a new contract at the Bernabeu have collapsed and that means Ramos – whose trophy haul includes five La Liga titles, four Champions Leagues, a World Cup and two European Championships – will be available on a free transfer in July.

He is entitled to talk to clubs outside of Spain right now to secure a pre-contract agreement – and his agent, brother Rene Ramos, is targeting England.

The Spanish international is unconvinced by a move to Paris and has already turned down offers from Asia because his family are not keen on the destination.

There are, however, only a handful of clubs who can afford Ramos’ wages.

Even at 34 he will expect to earn more than £200,000 a week - and turned down a new two-year deal at Real when he was asked to take a 10 percent pay cut.

Sources close to the player believe a move to Manchester City or Liverpool would be ‘very difficult’ but no club is being ruled out.

And that could alert Everton, especially as Carlo Ancelotti managed Ramos for two years in Madrid between 2013-15.

Ramos’ camp, however, are expected to target Manchester United first, amid rumours that Old Trafford is the defender’s first choice destination.

United have shown by signing 33-year-old Edinson Cavani that age is no barrier and Ramos, who heard all about life at United from David Beckham when they played together in Madrid, would bring much-needed experience to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s defence.

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