Ramis wants Premier League move

Real Mallorca defender Ivan Ramis says he wants a move to the Premier League, with Wigan Athletic favourites to land him.

According to Diario de Mallorca, Wigan boss Roberto Martinez has already had a €3m offer for the player rejected but Ramis, who has been with the Islanders for a decade and made his debut against Albacete in February 2004, is firm in his decision to leave the Iberostar Stadium.

“I have given everything I can here and I want to carry on improving as a footballer in another league,” the 27-year-old told a Press conference.

Even so, Mallorca are in a difficult position as Ramis has a €6m release clause in his contract, with €900,000 of that automatically going to the player as stipulated in his contract.

From there, 25 per cent would need to be paid to the Spanish Government as part of the club’s bankruptcy agreement and a further 20 per cent to unsecured creditors, with the remainder not leaving boss Joaquin Caparros sufficient funds to replace a player of his quality.

Los Bermellones will go into next season with a totally new defensive line-up as Marti Crespi, Chico, Pau Cendros and Pablo Caceres have all departed and Mallorca are also looking to offload Dutchman Gianni Zuiverloon, while the only signing so far has been Antonio Lopez from Atletico Madrid.

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