Sergio Ramos Close To Joining United – Deal Could Be Finalized Next Week

Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos looks dejected as he walks past coach Zinedine Zidane.

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Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos is close to joining Manchester United, according to reports.

The Spaniard’s contract at Santiago Bernabéu expires at the end of the season. The negotiations between Ramos and Madrid regarding the renewal have reached a stalemate, and if the scenario remains the same, the 33-year-old will leave for free this summer.

Despite his age, Ramos’ ability to lead his teammates is valued by top teams around Europe. Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United are among a host of clubs linked with a move for the out-of-contract centre-back.

While the French giants are in need of an experienced player to fulfill their Champions League ambitions, the record Premier League champions could benefit from the Real Madrid skipper’s leadership abilities.

According to Todofijaches, Ramos is also preparing for his exit from the Spanish capital, with United leading the chase ahead of PSG for his signatures.

Rene Ramos, the agent of Spanish centre-back, will travel to England next week in order to finalise a two-year contract worth an estimated £200,000-a-week with the Premier League outfit.

However, it’s better to take talks of any potential deal being ‘close’ at this stage of a season with a pinch of salt, as both United and Madrid trail their respective city rivals for the league title.

Ramos, meanwhile, is on the sidelines with injury, and is facing the risk of missing out on Los Blancos’ Champions League last-16 tie against Atalanta.