Ramos not leaving Real Madrid: Coach Benitez

Melbourne, July 17 (IANS) Real Madrid coach Rafael Benitez on Friday insisted senior defender Sergio Ramos is not leaving the club this season.

Ramos has been subject of persistent transfer speculations in the ongoing transfer season with reports linking him to a move to English giants Manchester United.

But Benitez reiterated that Real will not be selling the 29-year-old Spain international and have made him a part of the pre-season training tour, currently underway in Australia.

“There is a lot of talk about his (Ramos’) situation. For me he is an enormous professional. He applies himself and does everything that the team and I ask,” Benitez was quoted as saying by goal.com.

“The president (Florentino Perez) has already commented that he is staying with the club.”

Benitez, who was brought in to replace Italian Carlo Ancelotti after Real went trophyless last year, also said Ramos is an integral part of his team’s set up for the new season.

“I have spoken to him at length in the summer about his ideas and his future,” Benitez said.

“I see Sergio as an integral part of our team. He is a winner and that is what we need in our team.”

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of www.mangalorean.com or any employee thereof. www.mangalorean.com is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of www.mangalorean.com to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at  info@mangalorean.com. Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here