On January 1, 2021 , Ramos will be free to sign with another club as he will have entered the final six months of his contract and will therefore be able to hold discussions elsewhere within the terms of his deal.
However, Marca reiterate that there are other problems in the position for Madrid – there are concerns at the long-term form of Raphael Varane, who struggled in the Champions League loss at Manchester City last season due to the absence of defensive partner Ramos.
His own goal in the 4-1 loss at Valencia on Sunday once more highlighted his poor personal form, with suggestions that he may need to be temporarily dropped to recover his level.
With this in mind, Madrid may dip back into the transfer market next year to bolster their defence amid a lack of certainty in the position.
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