Sergio Ramos is leaving Real Madrid. We know that much. But his farewell still has many pages left to be written, chief of which, note Marca, related to where he’s actually going to go. The word on the street, at least, is that the Andaluz has something up his sleeve.
Rene, Sergio’s brother and agent, has been active these past few months, ever since it became clear that a parting of the ways could be in the offing. There will be suitors; Ramos is still one of the best centre-backs in the world, and is sure to be filled with the rage and hunger that’s made him the man he is.
His plan, after all, was always to retire at Madrid as a legend. That option no longer exits, so the question is what’s his second choice. Italy, where the taxation system is attractive? The Premier League, where Manchester City and Manchester United are reportedly interested? Paris Saint-Germain and China don’t seem to be realistic homes right now.
The brave choice, of course, would be Sevilla, the club Ramos left for Madrid in the summer of 2005 as a fresh-faced, long-haired 19-year-old. He’s very much a Sevillista and a Sevillano, a proud Andaluz who retains a property in Camas, his place of birth. Having come so close in the title race last season, they could do with his leadership. Whatever happens, it’s going to be intriguing to see his next step.