According to a report by Spanish outlet Marca, Real Madrid legend Sergio Ramos has turned down the offer of a lucrative contract extension at the Bernabeu – coming as a possible boost for Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho, who reportedly wants him at Spurs.
Ramos is still free to talk to other clubs as this news emerges, sides that may include Spurs as Mourinho reportedly considers adding the Galacticos defender to his ranks in north London.
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The Evening Standard claim Mourinho is keeping tabs on Ramos and could opt to bring him to the English capital, with the Lilywhites having said to be casting his watchful eye over the 34-year-old’s contract situation – @Daily_Hotspur have since claimed that Spurs are close to signing a ‘big’ defender, although they didn’t specify a name.
In a big development, Marca now claim that the centre-back has refused to sign a one-year extension offer, with Mourinho now boosted as he contemplates a swoop for the ‘phenomenon‘.
Daniel Levy and co may even be keen to instigate this move given his status as a soon-to-be free agent, with players whose contracts expire at the end of this season able to freely negotiate cost exempt summer moves.
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Indeed, Ramos rejected Real’s proposal comes as a swift boost for Mourinho as they plot a swoop for Spurs – with the defender completing a rounded up 92% pass success rate on average in La Liga this season.
An assured figure, despite his age, the Spain icon has won everything there is to win – including a World Cup, numerous Champions League titles and domestic silverware.
He could, at the very least, instil a winning mentality at Tottenham – with this emerged development coming as a boost in the race for his signature.
In other news: This talkSPORT pundit reacted to a potential blow for Tottenham find out more here.
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