Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos extended his contract with the Santiago Bernabeu outfit earlier today. The 29-year-old signed a 5 year extension that will keep him at the club till 2020.
Sergio Ramos had been linked with a move to Manchester United throughout the summer as the Los Blancos were not ready to give in to his huge wage demands. The Red Devils faithful had got their hopes up of prizing away one of the best defenders in world football from Santiago Bernabeu. However, it was not to be and Ramos has put pen-to-paper on a a 10 million-a-year deal that will keep him with the Spanish giants.
Real Madrid president, Florentino Perez, was reluctant to let the star defender leave, having already sanctioned the unceremonious departure of club legend Iker Casillas. The Spaniard signed for FC Porto earlier in the transfer window and Perez faced huge backlash from the fans with some players also expressing their concerns over the departure of the club legend. With the Real Madrid presidential elections less than a year away, Perez could not risk letting Ramos go as that would have destroyed his already bleak chances of re-election.
Manchester United were reported to be willing to let goalkeeper David De Gea leave the club only if Ramos was allowed to move the other way. But, now that the defender has extended his contract, it is highly unlikely the Red Devils would let go of De Gea this summer. The Old Trafford outfit are resigned to lose De Gea next year to Los Blancos on a free.
Rival fans took to Twitter to mock Manchester United and their fans, for the failure to capture their prime target of the summer.
Here are some of the best tweets following Ramos’ extension:
Our best signing this summer? Keeping Sergio Ramos. https://t.co/GYFiPPm1JW
a BlancoEdition (@BlancoEdition) August 17, 2015
If Real Madrid was a human, he would be Sergio Ramos. No one represents the club better than him. pic.twitter.com/c6B4yw7p73
a HALA MADRID (@RMadridCastilla) August 17, 2015
a Shoaib (@TheShoaibAli) August 17, 2015
Sergio Ramos is staying at Madrid, Otamendi is joining City, but don’t be down about it. We’ve still got our rock at the back; Jonny Evans.
a JC (@JustCantona) August 17, 2015
I wonder if Ramos will be sending a nice bottle of champagne to Ed Woodward for helping him earn a few more hundred thousand a ‘s.
a Stephen Ganavas (@StephenScouted) August 17, 2015
Sergio Ramos: “I want to retire here, at Real Madrid, and continue working honestly.” pic.twitter.com/NQv5ILtJiX
a Eurosport UK (@Eurosport_UK) August 17, 2015
Sergio Ramos staying at Real Madrid. De Gea set to leave. Otamendi on the verge of joining Man City. RIP to all Manchester United fans. ?Y? Y?
a Arsenal News (@__arsenalnews_) August 17, 2015
a Mano (@Officialhbkmano) August 17, 2015
The Sergio Ramos saga is like a bird flirting all night, you get her in the taxi then she makes you drop her off at her boyfriends
a Ryan Gormley (@RyanGormley) August 17, 2015
Oh what a shock, Sergio Ramos has signed a new contract. *Almost* as surprising as seeing that Liverpool haven’t won the league. Again.
a Sir Alex Ferguson (@Furious_Fergie) August 17, 2015
To my United friends who thought they were getting Sergio Ramos… pic.twitter.com/tdTILM9EZS
a Tony Blackstock (@PeakCaffeineH20) August 17, 2015
Please look at Sergio Ramos pay structure, 1 grand an hour ?Y? Y? Y? pic.twitter.com/ZcWoe66k07
a Tom Richardson a?? (@TomRichardson98) August 17, 2015
LVG: “Ed when can we announce Ramos?” Giggs: “Or Otamendi?” Ed Woodward: “Listen, it’s mad.” pic.twitter.com/e4PYzkSAAk
a At.Long.Last.a hizzy. (@MrCotidie) August 17, 2015
Ramos wanted to leave Real Madrid They made him captain of the 1st team De Gea wanted to leave ManUtd We made him train with the reserves
a Manchesterspeak (@Manchesterspeak) August 17, 2015
Voodoo Dolls orders status: Di Maria: Delivered Ramos: Delivered today Otamendi: out for Delivery De Gea : order Dispatched
a The Scary one (@Addict2MUFC) August 17, 2015
OMG! Sergio Ramos has signed a new contract at Real Madrid! He ISN’T going to Manchester United!! pic.twitter.com/kfx2Koz08L
a Paddy Power (@paddypower) August 17, 2015
Real: “We wanna sign you.” Beckham: “Sure!” CR7: “Please do!” De Gea: “Alright.” United: “We wanna sign you.” Ramos extends with Real.
a The Futbol Joker (@TheFutbolJoker) August 17, 2015