Sevilla ‘offer Sergio Ramos FIVE-YEAR DEAL’ with club willing to give veteran defender a contract until he is 40 YEARS OLD in a bid to lure him back to his hometown team this summer
- Sevilla have reportedly offered Sergio Ramos a five-year deal to make a return
- The 35-year-old left the club in 2005 and has been at Real Madrid ever since
- His contract at Real runs out this month and no new new has yet been agreed
- Contract offer at Sevilla believed to be £6m-a-year and would run until he’s 40
Sevilla have reportedly offered Sergio Ramos a return to the club with a massive five-year deal should the Spanish defender choose to leave Real Madrid this summer.
The 35-year-old came through Sevilla’s youth system and played for the first team before joining Real in 2005, where he has been ever since and has racked up 22 trophies in that time.
Ramos’ future is an uncertain one though, with his contract in Madrid expiring at the end of this month and no new deal between player and club yet agreed.
Sevilla are reported to have made Sergio Ramos a five-year deal to return to them this summer
The 35-year-old left his hometown club in 2005 and has starred for Real Madrid ever since
According to Spanish outlet El Primer Palo, Sevilla have offered the centre-back a five-year deal with a £6m annual salary to try and bring him back to the club.
As part of the deal, Ramos, who would be 40 by the time the contract came to an end, would be offered the chance to stay at Sevilla in a non-playing role when he retires.
The manner of Ramos’ departure in 2005 angered many supporters, who had hoped and believed that the player was set to stay at the club for the duration of his career.
Sevilla and Ramos have publicly disagreed on the nature of his exit, with it contested whether the player pushed for an exit or the club sanction a deal against his wishes.
His move to Real was controversial and one that has pained Sevilla supporters ever since
However, earlier this year the veteran defender made it clear that while he does not regret the decision to leave Sevilla, his hometown club still hold a special place in his heart.
‘I’d make the same decision a thousand times over, but I’d never let anyone tell the story that was told at the time,’ Ramos said in his documentary series.
‘To this day I can always say that I’ve played for Sevilla and that I’ll always be a Sevilla player until I die, but I can also say proudly that I’m Real Madrid and Spain captain.’
It’s already been an eventful summer for Ramos, who was left out of Spain’s Euro 2020 squad as manager Luis Enrique decided to leave two spots unfilled instead.
The veteran defender missed out on Spain’s Euro 2020 squad as a result of an injury-hit season
Ramos is Spain’s record all-time appearance maker and was his country’s captain, but Enrique pointed to the defender’s injury problems this season and decided he was not fit enough to make the squad.
The Real star underwent knee surgery in January and was only able to start two La Liga games in 2021 as a result
He picked up another injury late in the season after his return, and did not feature in Real Madrid’s final game of the season against Villarreal on Saturday as they fell short in the title race behind Atletico Madrid.
Ramos was brought back for his side’s second-leg semi-final defeat to Chelsea and looked well off the pace, a performance his national manager would no doubt have paid close attention to.