A ridiculous report cited by the Daily Star’s Thomas Mcllroy claims that Sergio Ramos could make a switch from the Santiago Bernabeu to Anfield.
Yes, okay. The likes of Roberto Firmino and Philipe Coutinho have been electric in the last few weeks but I highly doubt that Sergio Ramos, captain of Real Madrid Spain’s national side, would fancy making a switch to Merseyside.
Playing with Ronaldo and Gareth Bale is something that only the best of the best get to do and Ramos has been one of the top central defenders in the world for years. According to Spanish outlet Diario Gol, however, club president Florentino Perez doesn’t appreciate Ramos’ start to the season – the Spaniard has already given away four penalties this term.
After signing a new five-year contract last summer, Perez reportedly believes that Ramos isn’t as motivated as he used to be. As true as that might be, why is Liverpool one of the clubs linked with his purchase? Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich are reported as being the competition for Ramos’ signature, but is Liverpool even on the racetrack?
Fenway Sports Group run Liverpool like a business at times and part of this is their Moneyball scheme when it comes to transfers. Buy young and at a low cost, and then sell a few years later and extort clubs to rake in a large profit. This is exactly what happened with Raheem Sterling and what many believe will happen with Philippe Coutinho at some point.
So, then we have Sergio Ramos. Undoubtedly a first-rate defender, but if we look at him through John W. Henry’s spectacles, he won’t yield the same profit as far as future transfers are concerned. At 30 years of age, Ramos is very much enjoying the best years of his career but doesn’t have much of his career left, and that is what pops the little bubble where we imagine Ramos in a Liverpool shirt.
It’s not all doom and gloom, however. While neither are close to the level that Ramos is on, Dejan Lovren and Joel Matip are slowly beginning to show Liverpool fans that it is possible to have a solid defence.
I apologize if you got excited about signing Ramos, but I assure you that in the next decade, or beyond that, Liverpool won’t be making marquee signings like those that Chelsea and the Manchester clubs do. If that’s what you crave, fire up FIFA 17 and start a new career mode because that’s simply not how things are done at Liverpool.
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