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Sergio Ramos makes final contract demands to Real Madrid

Robbie Copeland
Ramos wants to stay at Real but only on his terms
Ramos wants to stay at Real but only on his terms / Soccrates Images/Getty Images

Sergio Ramos has given Real Madrid one last chance to keep him at the club beyond the end of this season, but will only sign if they offer him a two-year contract extension.

The captain has endured an injury-ravaged 2021 so far, having managed just four appearances in 2021. He also contracted coronavirus in April, and his most recent injury has kept him out since March's win over Elche.

He missed the first leg of Real's Champions League semi-final with Chelsea, but it is expected he will be back in time for the second leg at Stamford Bridge on 5 May.

The way things are going though, that could be one of his final games in a Los Blancos shirt. His contract is due to expire in the summer, and he and the club have been at odds over a new deal for months.

As recently as mid-April, it was claimed negotiations had hit breaking point, and the captain had already begun saying his goodbyes to the club he has served since 2005. But it's believed he still desperately wants to stay and finish his career in Madrid, and has given the club an ultimatum to that end.

According to ABC, Ramos has accepted that he will have to take a wage cut of around 10% to earn an extended stay. As a trade-off, he wants the security of a two-year extension that would take him beyond his 37th birthday.

That's something Madrid have previously been reluctant to budge on and reports in the past suggested that Florentino Perez is prepared to plan ahead without Ramos if he doesn't agree to the terms already on the table.

While it looks like that won't happen, it also seems as if Ramos is willing to give the club every chance to come to him with an adjusted offer.