Revealed: Real reason Sergio Ramos rejected Real Madrid’s contract renewal offer

Reports in Spain claim Sergio Ramos has moved away from the possibility of renewing with Real Madrid this summer and is considering alternatives.

It follows on from a report in Deportes Cuatro that claims that talks between the two are completely stagnant – despite a basis of a two-year deal being formed, as the two parties were far apart in terms of salary.

According to Football Espana, the club are detrmined to implement salary cuts across the club, but the talismanic central defender is said to be unwilling to commit to this.

Another problem hinges on the club’s unwillingness to move away from their policy of only offering one-year deal to those in their mid-30s.

As things stand, Ramos is free to speak with other clubs and agree a contract that would be effective from July.

Real Madrid news recently has seen the team record seven victories across their last eight matches in all competitions but several first-team players are out of contract this summer, including Ramos.

Ramos celebrates his 35th birthday in March and by the end of any renewed deal, he would be aged 37 – something that the club are wary of, as they doubt a player could maintain his current high level of form through that point.