Should Man United sign Sergio Ramos?

Is Sergio Ramos the right fit for Manchester United?
Is Sergio Ramos the right fit for Manchester United?
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Manchester United appear to have stepped up their interest in Sergio Ramos by offering Real Madrid close to £29m for his services.

Ramos comes with a tag of being something of a cavalier central defender, prone to ill-discipline owing to the number of red cards accumulated in his time at Real.

There appears to be some indifference towards Ramos among pundits in England, despite the central defender having won La Liga titles, the Champions League, two European Championships and the World Cup during his career with Madrid and Spain.

At 29, Ramos is in the peak years of his career but should Louis van Gaal bring him to England?

The Man United boss has yet to make his feelings on Ramos known but it is fair to imagine that the bargaining between the Red Devils and their La Liga counterparts could hinge on the future of David de Gea.

Real Madrid clearly want to bring the stopper back to Spain to succeed Iker Casillas at the Bernabeu and so Man United may be able to use him as leverage.

With only one year remaining on his contract in Manchester, the Old Trafford powerbrokers are not likely to allow de Gea run down his contract and walk away next summer.

Ramos meanwhile is reported to have told Real bosses of his desire to leave the club and join United this summer.

If that is the case them it seems inevitable the clubs will reach an agreement at some point and the Spanish internationals will trade places.

Ramos comes with a tag of being something of a cavalier central defender, prone to ill-discipline owing to the number of red cards accumulated in his time at Real.

While there is no doubt that Ramos is prone to losing his cool, being a mainstay at Real Madrid for ten seasons is surely proof enough that he is no loose cannon.

Playing alongside the often combustible figure of Pepe for Los Blancos over a sustained period of time could be another contributing factor to Ramos' card count.

Ramos has a hugely impressive CV for both club and country and if de Gea has set his mind on moving home, van Gaal is indulging in some impressive manipulation of the situation should he get Ramos going in the opposite direction.

United's defence remains in need of work and the likes of Paddy McNair, Tyler Blackett, Rafael and even Marcos Rojo could learn from having a player of Ramos' pedigree alongside them.

Ramos is a leader and exactly the sort of figure van Gaal needs in his dressing room if he is going to turn Man United into title contenders again next season.

Bryan Shaw,

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