Sergio Ramos may be offered a two-year contract by Manchester City

Sergio Ramos may be offered a two-year contract by Manchester City

Sergio Ramos may be offered a two-year contract by Manchester City
Sergio Ramos

Multiple sources have told ESPN that Manchester City is closely monitoring Sergio Ramos' situation and may give him a two-year contract if the defender does not renew his Real Madrid deal.

City are considering offering him a bespoke agreement depending on his performance and personal priorities: a two-year contract with the option of a third year if performance allows, or a stint in Major League Soccer with City Football Group's New York City FC.

Ramos' contract at the Bernabeu expires on June 30, and though a renewal with Madrid remains his top desire, he will leave if a deal with president Florentino Perez cannot be struck.

City's centre-back partnership of Ruben Dias (who has excelled in his first season in the Premier League) and John Stones lost the Champions League final against Chelsea in Porto on Saturday.

Guardiola feels that a player with Ramos' talents would improve the squad's competitiveness and experience in high-profile games.

Eric Garcia, a young defender, is returning to Barcelona, Nathan Ake had a restricted role last season owing to injury, making only 10 league games, and Aymeric Laporte has gone from first choice to substitute in the previous two years.

Ramos only made 15 La Liga games for Real Madrid, due to a series of injuries that caused coach Luis Enrique to leave him out of the Spain team for Euro 2020. Ramos, on the other hand, is viewed by Guardiola as having the potential to play a role similar to that of Vincent Kompany in the City squad.

Ramos is aware of City's interest, but wants to speak with Perez first.
He wants a two-year contract at Real Madrid, but the club has so far refused to make an exception to its year-on-year policy for players over the age of 30.

Madrid have added David Alaba to bolster their defense ahead of next season, and it remains to be seen whether Perez will cave in and hand Ramos a deal with a second year dependent on his performance.

Ramos' centre-back partner Raphael Varane's future is also uncertain, since his contract expires in 2022. If he does not renew his contract, Madrid will examine bids for the France international this summer.