Ramos earlier this week submitted transfer request.
Real Madrid couldn’t end the season in this shocking way. With the club setting up new low record and losing ten times in a season for the first time in a decade, a mass exodus and transfer activity was predicted. With the likes of Mbappe, Neymar and Hazard constantly linked, it was expected that the likes of Bale, James Rodriguez and Keylor Navas would make way for new galaticos. However, it seems one surprise player will also be leaving Real Madrid in the form of Sergio Ramos will also be leaving Madrid. Florentino Perez has finally responded to Ramo’s transfer request.
Florentino Pérez has said it would be “impossible” to allow Sergio Ramos to leave Real Madrid for free after claiming the defender has told him of an attractive offer from a Chinese Super League club.
China’s football authorities have placed a 100% transfer tax on overseas players and if the 33-year-old left to join the unnamed club he would have to leave for free.
Pérez told the radio station Onda Cero he had spoken with the club captain about the offer. “Sergio Ramos has not been in my house nor I in his – they came to see me at the office,” Real’s president said.
“They told me they had a very good offer from China but that the rules there do not allow to pay the transfer. I told Ramos it was impossible for Real Madrid to let their captain go for free. I do not give it more importance.” Ramos, who has been with Real since 2005, is said to be determined to leave following a falling out with Pérez over the Champions League defeat by Ajax. However this isn’t the first time, the duo have had issues.
Perez and Ramos’ relationship has seen hard times before, with the latest line of disagreements coming after the defender asked to leave on a free this summer in order to go to China.
The first conflict between the president and player came in 2013 as Jose Mourinho ripped the Real Madrid dressing room apart.”Presi, in June, it’s either Mourinho or us,” Ramos told Perez in a meeting, which the president did not take well. Mourinho ended up going as Perez was forced to reach an agreement to terminate the coach’s contract, but the president wasn’t happy with the way Ramos handled the situation.
Their relationship hit another rocky patch in the season after winning La Decima, with Ramos annoyed that he wasn’t offered a new contract that he thought he deserved, especially after his Champions League heroics in Lisbon.
It looks unlikely that Ramos will be leaving Madrid for free. Perez would definitely ask for a huge hefty fee if he wants Ramos to leave.