Sergio Ramos is pulling down the curtain on an illustrious career at Real Madrid which will have surely alerted many clubs to the free-agent, but Carlton Palmer doesn’t believe that he has many games left in his legs and he couldn’t perform for Manchester United.
The Red Devils have long been on the hunt for that perfect partner who accompanies Harry Maguire, so they would ideally like a defender who has pace and is agile as that is what Maguire is clearly lacking.
If they need a quick centre back at Old Trafford, then reports suggesting that they could move for Ramos are pretty wide of the mark, even though he would bring a ruthless streak and a winner’s mentality which could help them claim their first piece of silverware since 2017.
£300,000-a-week man Ramos has won everything there is to win at both club and international level so no team would turn down that sort of player, however, his wage and length of contract demands could be what turns teams away from the Spaniard, and Palmer explained why Man United should not be signing Ramos when he spoke exclusively to Football FanCast:
“I wouldn’t take him now because I think he’s had better days, but he’s had a fantastic career although he has played very few games this season.
“He’s not played football this season so that tells me that they don’t believe he’s got games in him now. So, if he hasn’t got games in him at Real Madrid, he hasn’t got games in him for the Premier League.”
Despite being 33-years old, you just have to look at the impact Thiago Silva has made at Chelsea for proof that despite being on the wrong side of 30, defenders can still perform at the top level and have a big influence.