Transfer Balls: Sergio Ramos’ mum rejects Manchester United and David De Gea questions Madrid’s Di Maria Law
Transfer balls: Your one-stop shop for all gossip on Manchester United and REal MAdrid targets Sergio Ramos and David De Gea, respsectively.
Mirror: “Manchester United will only increase their bid for Sergio Ramos if Real Madrid agree to do the same for David De Gea.”
United have offered £30m for Ramos, 29. Real have offered just below £20mfor De Gea, 24.
Although United made their offer for Ramos independently of De Gea’s situation, there is an acceptance at Old Trafford that the two deals are likely to have to be merged at some stage and a compromise reached between the clubs.
Why would they be merged?
Marca: “The Ramos goldmine”
Real Madrid are set on Sergio Ramos staying in the fold but, if he did go to United or any other team, the deal would be worth a king’s ransom.
‘Los Blancos’ are still planning to hold onto their vice captain and get contract renewal negotiations back on track, which, as things currently stand, have reached an impasse. The fallout from the wrangling that has been going on over recent months has affected the relationship between Florentino Pérez and Ramos, causing the player to put in a request to leave.
Real Madrid are very clear on their position. If Ramos could not see any other way forward than departure, the decision is that Di María Law would apply.
What is the Di Maria Law?
Last season, with the Argentine decided on an exit from Real Madrid, the club told United that the transfer fee would be the gross salary offered to the player multiplied by the number of years he signed for. Di María left for a pay packet of around €15 million for five seasons. Hence the €75 million that Real banked for the Argentine.
Applying the same strategy for Sergio Ramos, the transfer fee for the ‘Los Blancos’ defender would be close to the sum paid out for Cristiano Ronaldo and Bale: €100 million. United would need to come up with around €20 million for five seasons.
As Manchester United look at the Di Maria law with rolling eyes – and set about forming their own De Gea Law – we hear from someone who know Ramos best:
Indy: “Sergio Ramos to Manchester United: Defender’s mother says he wants to ‘stay at Real Madrid'”
The Indy’s story is a straight lift from Antena 3, which it doesn’t cite as the source:
After being stopped in her car by a reporter from Chiringuito TV, Paqui Garcia was asked if her son wanted to stay in Madrid, to which she replied: “Absolutely. At Madrid above all else.”
When then asked about her son reportedly being interested in joining United, she replied: “No. I don’t think so.
“He loves Spain.”
And that’s the problem with the Ramos story: why would he leave the mighty Real Madrid to play for also-rans Manchester United? One reason – the only reason – must be money.
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As for De Gea, who really does want to leave United for Madrid, well, AS says Louis Van Gaal will block any move and make De Gea see out the final year of his contract.
The problem is that De Gea’s contract with with United not Van Gaal:
Such are the facts.