Sergio Ramos arrived at Santiago Bernabeu as a hot-headed 19-year-old and after fifteen years is beckoning on legendary status.
Ramos is like fine wine. He gets better every year. Real Madrid were in a conundrum regarding his future but he has shown age is just a number for him.
The first team captain turned 34 in March but has had his best years in a Madrid shirt recently. He was instrumental in their La Liga triumph, scoring 11 goals in 35 outings.
Despite his upturn in form and fitness, he is approaching his best before date, and Real Madrid are making preparations for such an eventuality.
The Daily Mail has reported that Los Blancos are eyeing Sevilla defender, Jules Kounde, as his long term heir. It is fitting that they return to Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan to replace him.
Ramos was developed in Sevilla’s youth academy and made his way to Madrid in a €27 million deal.
Kounde would be more expensive given the inflated transfer market. Moreover, it will allow Los Nervionenses to profit on the defender who arrived from Bordeaux a year ago.
Madrid would like to keep the fee low and allow Sergio Reguilon as a makeweight in the deal.