Liverpool have been mooted with an interest in Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos, according to reports. The Reds are yet to make an offer for the 34-year-old Spanish international.
Reports from Spain, as per ABC, believe that Ramos could make a stunning switch to Liverpool.
Ramos, 34, has won practically everything there is to win for both club and country during an illustrious 17-year career. Still, the prospect of the World Cup-winning defender moving to Anfield seems unlikely, to say the least.
Indeed, Liverpool would benefit from some central defensive cover in the January transfer window. The likes of Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip are all currently injured, after all.
However, in the case of Ramos, despite being amongst the best in the business, a transfer to Liverpool would be an unwelcome one.
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Ramos’ links to Anfield stem from an unresolved contractual dispute with Madrid. The former Sevilla defender is out of contract this summer, after all, and Los Blancos must either sell this month or risk losing him for nothing in July.
The Spanish international has clocked up a whopping 667 appearances for Madrid during a 16-year spell with the club. He has won the Champions League four times in that period as well as La Liga on five separate occasions.
The prospect of Ramos leaving altogether are unlikely and such reports of a potential departure should be met with trepidation. The rumour linking Ramos to Liverpool has already been dismissed by reputable journalists such as James Pearce and Fabrizio Romano, after all.
With that said, the likelihood is that the unease currently surrounding Ramos’ imminent future could be seen as a ploy to accelerate talks for a contract extension at the Bernabéu.
Indeed, the prospect of Ramos joining Liverpool would be a delicate matter for a number of Kopites. His antics in the 2018 Champions League final clearly haven’t been easily forgotten.
Here are a selection of responses from Reds supporters in regards to Liverpool’s reported interest in Ramos…