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Manchester City are interested in Real Madrid pairing Sergio Ramos and Isco, according to reports.
City have often turned to La Liga to reinforce their squad in recent years. For example, they signed Ferran Torres from Valencia in 2020 and Rodri from Atlético de Madrid in 2019.
Now, they are linked with two of the most demanded players in the highest Spanish category. Ramos and Isco could be reaching the end of their time at Real Madrid.
The Spanish duo helped Madrid win the La Liga title last season. However, his long-term futures in the Spanish capital are in doubt.
Bouquets He is in the last months of his contract at the Bernabéu. He would be happy to continue his association with the club, which has lasted for more than 15 years, but has yet to agree on the terms for a new deal.
The center-back wants a two-year contract extension. However, Real have a club policy that only offers one-year extensions to players over the age of 30.
They might find a compromise to one of their greatest legends of all time, but there are also financial problems to deal with.
Madrid is trying to cut costs due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and wants its players to slightly reduce their salaries. However, Ramos is one of the top earners.
Therefore, doubts remain as to whether or not the club’s captain will stay in Madrid. Now that the January transfer window is open, you can sign a pre-contract agreement with any club outside of Spain.
He has been linked to a move to the Premier League, with United manchester spirit Tottenham mentioned as possible suitors.
According to ESPNManchester City is another of the clubs that monitor their situation. They could attend to your salary demands and Pep Guardiola is a fan.
City is said to be unconcerned about Ramos’ age, even though he will be 35 at the end of the season. He is seen as a player with the right leadership qualities who still performs at a high level.
The report claims that a deal for Ramos would be “complicated” for City, but they still see it as an “interesting” option.
City expect Ramos to eventually renew his contract at the Bernabéu, but is on hold in the event he fails to do so and becomes a free agent.
Isco also on the city’s wish list
Meanwhile, Sports world claim that City is one of the contenders to keep Isco away from the La Liga champions.
It seems much more likely that Isco will leave Madrid than Ramos. He’s fallen out of favor with Zinedine Zidane and is looking for more playing time elsewhere.
He has been mentioned as a target for Arsenal, who are looking for more creativity. However, there are multiple suitors for the offensive midfielder.
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According to Sports world, Isco has told Real that he wants to leave this month. City are one of his admirers, but so are Juventus and Napoli.
Isco’s preference, however, It would be to stay in La Liga joining Sevilla. However, that can be problematic, because Real wants 50 million euros to let him go and the player wants a salary of 6.5 million euros.
However, there are only 18 months left on Isco’s contract, so Madrid may have to cash in on it sooner rather than later if it is not part of their long-term plans.
That may open a door for City to pounce on the 28-year-old in the alleged double bust.
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