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Altintop urges Real Madrid to keep Ramos in the club

Thu 08 April 2021 | 14:51

Altintop thinks that the club should agree with Ramos’ demands.

Real Madrid’s

high-profile captain

Sergio Ramos

is so close to leaving the club as his contract runs over, and there hasn’t been an agreement on the terms of his demands, but Real Madrid’s former midfielder

Hamit Altintop

thinks that losing Ramos will be a loss considering his quality.

After almost 16 years of experience in Real Madrid, now Ramos is linked with big clubs like Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain as the 35-year-old gets closer to free agency.

Altintop told

Goal

about Sergio Ramos:

“Sergio Ramos is amazing. He’s amazing. On and off the pitch.

“He knows the rules. He knows what’s needed to get results, to win the biggest trophies. His experience is incredible. Not many players spend 15 or 16 years at Real Madrid.

“I have a lot of respect for him, and he deserves everything; all trophies, all contracts, all interest! Real would miss him badly if he left.”

Despite Ramos’ importance for the club being their captain but Real Madrid seems to be looking to build a new generation with the departure of the likes of Ronaldo, Bale, and maybe their current captain Ramos, who has made 20 appearances for Zidane’s side.

Zidane has been using younger players in his starting lineup in recent years, using players like Vinicius Junior, Rodrygo, and Marco Asensio, and Altintop knows the value of the young players, but he insists that Real Madrid needs experienced players to lead the team.

“It is really hard,”

said Altintop.

“These names are not only good players, they are leaders, characters. If you look for this kind of player on the market, it is almost impossible to find, and if you do find them, then they are really expensive!

“These names – Ramos, Benzema, Modric, Kroos, Marcelo, [Iker] Casillas, Ronaldo – they are the team. They can make the difference on the pitch and off it too.

"They can give the right messages through the media, they can help build the team, they can reassure the board members and the people at the top of the club.

“But on the other side, this is a new opportunity for Real Madrid to take a bit of pressure off and build a new team, with new, young players, over the next one or two years.

"They have spent a lot of money on new players, they have developed and educated them, and now you have to push these guys.

“All great players come to an end. When that happens, you have to focus on the future, on the new generation. That goes for all teams.”


source: SportMob