We all know how talented the Portuguese forward is, hell he might even be better than Lionel Messi, Pele and Maradona, he might just be the best ever.
Apparently he is unsettled at Real Madrid even if he isn’t playing like a man who is ‘sad’ but the prices being quoted for his potential acquisition are quite astronomical. No matter how rich Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain or even Guangzhou Evergrande are I am not sure an entire country could afford to pay the strikers collective wages and transfer fee’s without going the way of Greece.
Yet there is another storm on the horizon at The Bernabeu as Sergio Ramos continually seems to irritate the ‘Special One’.
Despite Mourinho’s assertions that he is ‘one of the best defenders around’ he did drop the Spanish international from the Madrid side harder than Ramos dropped the Copa del Rey trophy from the team bus in 2011 for the recent fixture with Manchester City.
He was recalled after the City game for the all-Madrid clash with Rayo Vallecano at the weekend immediately following their 3-2 triumph but stories in Spain still rumble about a grumble between the two men.
After playing out wide in Los Mergengues thrashing of Deportivo La Coruna at the weekend he made it clear he did not want to play at the right-back position he accommodated for much of his early career. While it was most likely a ploy to rest the legs of Alvaro Arbeloa in a fervently frantic Champions League week his comments will not be met with exuberant enthusiasm from Mourinho.
There would be no lack of suitors for the Spanish international; Manchester United would certainly welcome the talented centre-back as a successor to Rio Ferdinand, who looked to be a man on shearing stilts against Tottenham Hotspur.
The 26-year-old has reportedly caught the eye of Chelsea, while Manchester City would surely press on this deal if it became likely. A price-tag of £35million may seem steep but compared to the £80-100million being quoted for Ronaldo it is a true bargain.
Yet, the deal seems unlikely; at Madrid remember Spain now rules. Iker Casillas, a beacon for the Madrid fans was reportedly upset at the dropping of his international team-mate and as Real struggle at the start of this campaign there is no doubt that Jose would be pushed before Sergio jumped.
But if the chance to sign Sergio Ramos ever evolved from the red-top gossip into the realms of reality the Premier League sides would scramble for his signature as it would invariably bring silverware as a result, just don’t let him carry it on the bus.
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