Sergio Ramos’s place in Madrid’s history as long been assured, with the Spaniard playing a key role in one of the club’s most successful periods, but he is now approaching the final few weeks of his contract.
According to Hierro, Real have to let Ramos end his career at the club
Fernando Hierro has expressed Real Madrid to work out a new contract for Sergio Ramos, who he believes deserves a chance to end his career in the Spanish capital. Ramos’s place in Madrid’s history as long been assured, with the Spaniard playing a key role in one of the club’s most successful periods, but he is now approaching the final few weeks of his contract. Real Madrid have yet to reach an agreement with Ramos on an extension, and Hierro has called on his old club to intensify negotiations so that he remains at the Santiago Bernabeu for years to come. “I would like him to continue for everything that he is and what he represents. Let his sports career end here,” the former Madrid defender said of Ramos.
Hierro expressed his conviction that Ramos is the most crucial player in La Liga before also supporting him to shine for Spain at Euro 2020.
The defender contributes a lot to the club and national team
“As a Real Madrid player and as captain of the national team, he contributes a lot,” he added. “He has a leadership quality that is very necessary for any team. It is an exceptional year for him. He is a boy who conveys a lot and all the good things. He is exemplary and is set to be a critical player in the next European Championship.” Real Madrid president Florentino Perez turned to the ongoing speculation over Ramos’ future last month, admitting that a final decision had not yet been made amid financial uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 crisis. “I love Sergio Ramos, but we have a terrible financial situation at Real Madrid. Nobody is investing money in this club,” he said. “Will he leave the club? I did not say that. Many things can happen. We’ll think about it at the end of the season.”
Ramos has struggled with injuries throughout the current campaign and has been unable to make his usual contributions to the club, playing just 20 games in all competitions. The 34-year-old’s period on the sidelines has been extended after testing positive for coronavirus in April. Still, he is in line to return when Los Blancos face Chelsea in their Champions League semi-final return leg at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.