On Thursday, Manchester United had a £35 million bid rejected by Real Madrid for their Spain international defender Sergio Ramos.
While Louis van Gaal may have been rebuffed with his opening gambit, it would be a surprise if the club did not formulate another offer for the 29-year-old [Daily Mail].
But would that be a good move?
It’s been no secret that the Red Devils are looking to recruit in defensive areas this summer, but is the former Sevilla man the answer to United’s problems?
There are several things that count against Ramos; the defender has had his injury problems this season, while he has also criticised both his teammates and his mangers in the past [Daily Mail].
His disciplinary record is also dubious—he holds the Liga BBVA record for red cards—and his defensive positioning has been criticised [Metro].
He has latterly raised controversy due to his fall out with Real Madrid, and it remains to be seen how much United will have to pay to acquire the defender.