Sergio Ramos is Real Madrid’s longest-serving player, which is also why he is their current captain while Marcelo, the second longest-serving player at the club, is his deputy.
The Spain defender is a legend for the Galacticos and deserves to retire at the Santiago Bernabeu but given how competitive a club the Merengues are, he almost certainly won’t be hanging up his boots at Madrid.
He will eventually leave the Galacticos and here are three reasons why Madrid should pull the trigger on him this summer.
3. He is old
The Spain captain is currently 33-years-old and is entering the twilight phase of his career. He is still very fit and, as a result, is quick as he always was but it is only a matter of time before father time consumes the energy in him.
As a result, it would be wise to let him go before he hits the decline phase of his career. This summer, Madrid will get the highest possible fee for him, which will continue declining with each passing day since.
2. He is not as good as people think he is
Sergio Ramos is a legend. He will go down in history as one of the most influential defenders in the game but the truth is that he is not as good as he is made out to be.
The Madrid captain simply makes way too many mistakes in every game that he players, which is something nobody expects from a defender that many claim to be the greatest of his era.
There are a number of times when he feels like liability and Madrid’s defence could actually get even better without him in it.
1. Militao is ready to step up
He might have had a poor outing against Real Sociedad in Madrid’s 4-3 defeat in the Copa del Rey but the Brazilian has shown that he has the ability to play in defence for Madrid. In fact, he is much more disciplined than Ramos – both tactically and in aggression – and can become a part of an unbreakable defence with Raphael Varane and Ferland Mendy.