Tottenham Hotspur have potentially received a boost in their bid to sign Sergio Ramos as Marca report that the centre-back has turned down a contract offer from Real Madrid.
Reports indicate that Ramos is one of the options Tottenham are eyeing as they look to bolster their central defensive options this month (Evening Standard).
AS reported this week that there were some complications in negotiations over a new deal for the centre-back at Real Madrid.
It was suggested that the 34-year-old was trying to get the best terms possible since this was likely to be his last big contract while Madrid were looking to make significant cuts in player salaries and bonuses due to the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Marca now claim that Los Blancos have offered their captain a one-year contract extension on the same salary that he is currently earning but the World Cup winner has rejected the offer.
The report reveals that Real Madrid are not ready to change their policy of offering one-year extensions to players above 30 and Ramos is now free to talk to other clubs as he has just six months remaining on his current deal.
Spurs Web Opinion
Signing Ramos would certainly make a lot of sense for Spurs as he is likely to be relatively cheap due to his contract situation and would bring a winning mentality to the dressing room. In addition, the likes of Tanganga and Rodon would benefit hugely from being able to learn from the legendry defender.
However, I suspect that this is nothing more than Ramos’ camp playing hardball and I fully expect his representatives and Madrid to come to an agreement sooner rather than later.
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