REAL MADRID | SERGIO RAMOS
Ferdinand: "Ramos? It’s a lot to spend on a guy who’s 29"
“Madrid have got three top centre-halves and I can’t see them letting him go,” said the Manchester United legend.
Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand remains sceptical over the prospect of Sergio Ramos joining his former club. The Englishman argued last week that the situation would end up with Ramos securing an improved deal at Real Madrid after using United’s interest as leverage.
Now he is critical of the reports linking the Spain defender to Manchester City and believes he may not be worth the money for United.
Speaking on his ‘Rio Ferdinand Presents #5 Magazine’ YouTube channel, Ferdinand said: “Sergio Ramos to Manchester City? Well he was going to Manchester United the other day. Now he’s going to Man City. The agent’s flying, he’s doing really well, he’s producing the goods, his management team are putting him toward two of the biggest clubs in terms of financial power. I still can’t see it.
“I think Madrid, he’s going to stay there. He’s going to play alongside Varane or Pepe next season. They’ve got three top centre-halves there and for them to let them go I think, unless they’ve got another Varane coming through which we’ve not heard about, I can’t see them letting him go. It’s a lot of money to spend on a guy who’s 29 with no resale value. So it’s a huge, huge deal. But why’s he going to go to Manchester City before Man United? It doesn’t make sense to me, I don’t understand it.”
Ferdinand played 451 matches for Manchester United, scoring eight times. During his time at Old Trafford he won six Premier League titles, three League Cups, six Community Shields, one FA Cup, one Champions League, and one Club World Cup.