Real Madrid vice-captain Sergio Ramos – a transfer target for Chelsea, Manchester United and City – has decided that he wishes to leave the Santiago Bernabeu this summer, according to reports from Spain.
Spanish newspaper AS state that they have been informed that the 29-year-old is furious with recent events concerning his future at the club and now wants to call it quits on his career with the La Liga BBVA giants.
He is said to be angry at recent claims from Barcelona presidential candidate Jordi Majo that he was offered to Real’s rivals at the election, and is even more enraged that his club have not rubbished the suggestion.
According to the report, Ramos believes that his future has already been assessed at the club, and he does not wish to be forced out of Madrid in the same manner that Iker Casillas could be this summer.
The 29-year-old is set to consider offers from Manchester City, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain, while Chelsea could join the transfer race having previously contacted his agent in January [via The Telegraph]. The Red Devils are said to be the favourites for his signature [via Le 10 Sport].
The defender joined Real in 2005 in a €27m move from Sevilla – and has gone on to win three La Liga titles, two Copa del Rey, the UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Super Cup, the FIFA Club World Cup and the Supercopa de Espana.
This latest shock news on the future of Ramos comes on the same day that AS reported on Cristiano Ronaldo’s continued unhappiness in the Spanish capital.
The pressure is certainly on new manager Rafael Benitez.