Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos called an emergency team meeting on Thursday to discuss his side's poor form, encouraging his teammates to get behind manager Zinedine Zidane. However, rumours persist that Ramos himself is ready to leave Madrid at the end of the season.
Ramos' Madrid have struggled in 2020/21, losing three of their ten opening ten La Liga games and sit seven points behind leaders Real Sociedad.
In the Champions League, Los Blancos could yet do the unthinkable and exit at the group stage, with their progression dependent on the final round of fixtures next week.
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34-year-old Ramos has been absent since the international break, after suffering a hamstring injury on Spain duty, watching on as Madrid lost back-to-back games against Alaves and Shakhtar Donetsk.
To that end, Ramos gathered his teammates for what AS call an emergency meeting on Thursday, without the manager in attendance.
It is understood that Zidane still has the support of the core group, which includes Luka Modric and Marcelo.
AS claim that Ramos told his teammates to give an 'extra push' until the new year.
Meanwhile, however, Onda Cero's Jose Ramon de le Morena claims that Ramos, whose contract expires in 2021, is entertaining offers from abroad, namely from Italy and England.
It is even said that currently 'Sergio Ramos' thought is to leave Real Madrid'. However, that could all change as negotiations with the club over a renewal continue.
90min reported Each of the Premier League's 'big six' sides have expressed an interest in signing Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos should he choose to leave Spain.