There are certain players who are perpetually tied in with the identity of certain clubs. Such is the strength of these bonds that the very thought of such names playing for other clubs seems wrong and thus such speculation is oft rubbished.
Likewise, there are also certain players who assuredly can’t be expected to be welcome at some clubs and those possibilities are also met with raised eyebrows.
Yet, it seems likely that this scenario will play out in the summer, at least according to a few Spanish publications.
According to Marca, Sergio Ramos is looking to depart Real Madrid in the coming summer.
It is reported that the Spanish defender and long-time club servant had a recent meeting with president Florentino Perez. The aftermath of that encounter is believed to be Ramos stating that it would be best for both parties to part ways.
It is understood that this is in result to a clash that the club’s captain and the president had in the dressing room following Real Madrid’s shock Champions League ousting to Ajax.
However, it is AS who seem to be stretching the realms of possibility by suggesting that Liverpool are amongst the clubs looking to sign Ramos.
The Merseyside club seemed to collectively despise the defender after last season’s Champions League final wherein his tackle injured Mo Salah and effectively ended their hopes of winning the game.
In addition to Liverpool, the source also pinpoints Manchester United as a potential seeker, perhaps playing on the fact that the Red Devils were eager to sign him in 2015.
It is easy to see why Old Trafford may benefit from his arrival. They badly require a leader in the heart of their defense and Ramos is arguably the finest name in club football to fit that bill. However, his attitude may be in some doubt.