Manchester City fans have been reacting to a post on Twitter, which relays reports that claims the club is in ‘pole position’ to sign Sergio Ramos.
The 35-year-old, who has been with Madrid since 2005, will depart at the end of his contract on June 30. The LaLiga club announced on Wednesday evening that they will host a farewell to the defender on Thursday, followed by a press conference.
And the battle to sign the defender has already begun. In fact it’s been going on behind the scenes for “a long time”.
According to AS, the 35-year-old centre-back’s representatives have been in contact with the Premier League champions for some time, and they should be able to handle the Spaniard’s reported €12 million (A$19 million) annual salary demands.
Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain are also in the running for the signature of the Madrid icon, but the report insist that “the team that has taken the most strength in recent weeks has been Manchester City”.
The report claims Pep Guardiola fancies the idea of the experienced Ramos coming on board alongside John Stones, Ruben Dias, Nathan Ake and Aymeric Laporte.
In reaction to the report shared on Twitter City Chief, many Man City fans have been expressing their thoughts and opinions.
ON MY KNEES FOR THIS I BEGGG. DIAS X RAMOS OMFG— Cyrus 🙇🏻♂️ (@SilkyCyrus_74) June 16, 2021
Juz bring him to ManCity…we juz need to have a solid defence for the new season.— Faruq Faisal (@md_ff295) June 17, 2021
We are winning the champions league— Call me Rager (@K_O_BS) June 16, 2021
we should get him man— ⚡ (@Ethan4707) June 16, 2021
make this happen Txiki— Mac_Marb 💙 (@mac_marb) June 17, 2021
If we sell Laporte why not? Dude will be insane next to father Ruben— Ryan Mazza (@Rmazza7) June 16, 2021
Sell Laporte ASAP. Ramos is old but is 10000% better.— Daniel Díaz (@Ddiazvil) June 16, 2021
Diaz and ramos would be unstoppable— Toby Maunders (@TMaunders) June 17, 2021
At least Man City will get a penalty taker.— The Football Index 🎙 ⚽ (@TheFootballInd) June 16, 2021
If laporte or ake leaves that will be a good signing, he’s amazing despite his age and will teach players like Dias, Stones and Bellis alot— Aj Zabaleta DeLeon (@Azabaleta4_) June 16, 2021