Sergio Ramos should be given a new contract by Real Madrid so he can finish the remainder of his career at the club according to Predrag Mijatovic.
The defender’s deal runs until the end of the 2020-21 season, by which time he will be 35.
Madrid have in the recent past allowed other legendary names to leave at the tail end of their playing days, including Ramos’ former team-mates Raul and Iker Casillas, who moved on to Schalke and Porto respectively.
In any case, Mijatovic is resolved the Spain international must be held regardless of his propelling years, allowing him to show future generations in their existence with Los Blancos.
“We cannot afford to let our players help other teams, because they should be ours,” the former Madrid forward told Stats Perform News. “I would like to have this policy back.
“Unfortunately, it doesn’t happen at Real Madrid. Raul had great history at Real Madrid and left in a bad way, Fernando Hierro the same, Casillas too.
“He is important, almost a treasure of the club. Both for what he has done already and what he can do In the future, maybe not on the field, but teaching the young players who join Real Madrid on how to play, behave and adapt to the club. That’s what it has to happen.”
“Let’s imagine a young striker who comes in and learns from Cristiano, giving him advice. Or a young centre-back speaking with Sergio Ramos – who could teach him better than Sergio Ramos on how he has to behave?
“Football is not just about having great players and then dropping them when you no longer need them. There are some players …Italians do this perfectly. There are players like [Franco] Baresi, [Paolo] Maldini, and these big players who are a great asset to the club.”
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