Sergio Ramos has issued a response to Arrigo Sacchi, who suggested the defender was too concerned with his Real Madrid contract renewal.
Sacchi said in the Gazzetta dello Sport that after watching Madrid train this week, he spoke to Ramos, who revealed President Florentino Perez wants to offer him a contract on reduced terms.
“You must stay here,” was Sacchi’s advice, according to AS.
“Remember [Andrei] Shevchenko and [Ricky] Kaka, who were good at Milan and left for a higher salary, thus shortening their career.
“You’re fine here, so you have to stay.”
Sacchi also pointed out that he had to convince Perez to sign Ramos in the first place, when he was sporting director at Santiago Bernabeu.
Ramos has used social media to give his side of the discussion, insisting he is fully focused on what counts.
“With all the love and respect to Sacchi, I’m not worried about my renewal. I’ve never been driven by money,” he replied.
“The happiness of myself and my family is above everything.”
Ramos closed by quoting American diplomat Benjamin Franklin.
“He that is of the opinion money will do anything may be suspected of doing anything for money.”