A few weeks ago in the Football Transfer Tavern, eyebrows were raised when Manchester United fans read on BBC Sport that the club were trailing after both Sergio Ramos and Bastian Schweinsteiger this summer.
While talk of a transfer for the latter player has subsided in recent weeks, talk of an imminent transfer for Ramos has intensified with the player himself having told Real Madrid that he wants to move to Old Trafford this summer.
This intense transfer speculation has got all of our resident Red Devils fans by the bar rather excited with Louis van Gaal yet to improve his defence with Memphis Depay representing the only new arrival so far this summer.
While United finished fourth and qualified for the Champions League again last season, the consensus is that the Red Devils need to improve their defensive discipline if they are to truly challenge the likes of Chelsea for the Premier League title.
Ramos is a pro with experience in abundance, having won all there is to win at both domestic and international level with Real Madrid and Spain.
We mentioned discipline but in truth, Ramos hasn’t been too shy in receiving numerous red cards in his career but despite that, everybody recognises him as one of the best defenders in the modern game.
That’s why United fans are hoping this deal comes to fruition in the coming weeks.
Here’s five reasons why United and Louis van Gaal should move heaven and earth to land Sergio Ramos this summer.
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