Real Madrid Yet to Open Negotiations With Sergio Ramos - But His Priority 'Is to Stay'

Nov 28, 2020, 11:15 AM GMT
Sergio Ramos
Ramos' contract expires next summer | Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is yet to have spoken with Sergio Ramos to discuss a new contract, but despite this, the captain's priority is to extend his stay in Madrid.

The 34-year-old is continuing to perform at the very highest level and has made ten appearances so far in 2020/21, contributing three goals. However, while he is still vitally important to this Real side and Zinedine Zidane, he hasn't yet put pen to paper on a new contract with his current deal due to expire in 2021.

COPE now report that Real president Perez hasn't even opened negotiations with the central defender yet. However, despite this, they are desperate for him to stay and will do 'everything in their power' to ensure he stays put.

As for the Spaniard himself, while there is interest from a number of other top European clubs, COPE state that Ramos wants 'to stay in Madrid'. Up until now, it has been suggested Ramos has been looking for a new two-year contract, but once again, the report claims that the Spanish giants will only offer a one-year extension and wages that fall more in line with the current ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Los Blancos have adopted a policy of only offering one-year deals to players over the age of 30, but Ramos isn't just another player - he is a club legend. While it is noted they will do whatever it takes to get him to sign a new contract, it appears as though they aren't yet willing to compromise on the length of the deal.

Sergio Ramos
Ramos remains vital to Real Madrid | Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

This comes after 90min learned that each of the Premier League's 'big six' have expressed an interest in signing Ramos should he choose to leave Spain. However, Ramos is considering all his options, while there is the possibility he could leave Madrid in 2022.

It remains to be seen when Real will look to try and resolve his contract situation, but he has been sorely missed by his side during his absence through injury more recently.